The prophet Amos lived in a period of prosperity, but not all members of the community prospered equally. Amos named the injustice he saw in how others took advantage of the poor and vulnerable. As we await the coming of the kingdom, we must participate actively and wisely in the world today. We must not only avoid outright cheating, but we must act justly and lovingly, including the way we use our possessions and money. When we live in right relationship with God and one another, we are living the way Christ called us to live. The choices we make and the way we treat others matters absolutely. Living in right relationship highlights the importance of trustworthiness and honesty, and how such attributes are vital to Christian life.
(Liturgy of the Word, pg. 18)