The Eyes of Faith - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
...neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.
St. Theresa of Calcutta visited New York once and stayed with the Jesuit community. A young Jesuit was assigned as her escort, and on his first day he led her by foot through the streets of Manhattan to her first appointment. Along the way the young Jesuit lost her, and he searched frantically for her, eventually finding her in an alley, kneeling down talking with a homeless man who was living in a cardboard box.
When Mother Theresa resumed walking with the young Jesuit, he asked her: "Mother, I have walked this street every day for 10 years, and I have never seen that alley, and I have never seen that cardboard box, and I have never seen that man before. How is it that you saw him and I did not?" She replied, "That's because I was looking for him, and you were not."
The eyes of faith know the road to salvation: care for the least ones. This is the sole criteria of the judgment of the nations in Matthew 25, and it is the criteria Jesus uses in the Gospel story with the rich man who failed to care for Lazarus. The eyes of faith will find the least ones and care for them, for this is our only sure path to the reign of God.