In Jesus’ Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, the Rich Man (“Dives”) suffers after death, while poor Lazarus has consolation. The parable indicates that Dives never harmed Lazarus, but he never did anything to help him either, although Lazarus would gladly have eaten Dives’ table scraps. Dives’ sin was that of omission, not bothering to do the good he would have been able to do for Lazarus.
Good stewards are concerned not only to avoid doing evil with the time, talent, and treasure God has entrusted to them, but also to do good with those gifts. People who keep everything for themselves and fail to share what they have or do good with them are likewise guilty of sins of omission. What kind of steward are you?