A pair of lessons which remind us of something which some people seem to have forgotten. The reading from 1st John centers on the importance of love.
The Gospel tells us of the story of the rich man and the beggar Lazarus. Note that dogs licked the sores on Lazarus. Nobody else cared for or about Lazarus, but the dogs did! Dogs set an example of what love can be.
I see also that the rich man still has an attitude problem even in hell. And note what Abraham denies to him, even if something like it is soon to be!