Today the Gospel recounts the story of the rich man and the beggar Lazarus. Rather than wax eloquently myself I encourage you to read a wonderful reflection by Father James Farfaglia on Catholic Online. Click on the link below.
At Mass today Father reminded us that when we die we have to get off the bus because that is the last stop on our journey through life. We decide our destination. Will it be Heaven where Father Abraham and Lazarus repose, or will it be in the darkness of Hell where the rich man is consigned - forever! Let us meditate on that word forever the next time we have to make a choice between loving and not loving! Our destination is determined by how much we love.