(26th Sunday Ordinary Time, C)
Jesus told a parable about two men.
One was wealthy and content and comfortable,
while the other was poor and miserable and hungry.
The poor man begged for his survival, while the rich man just ignored him.
Both men died, and to Abraham and the poor man Lazarus in heaven,
the rich man pleaded for mercy. The tables turned, and . . .
Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established
to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’ Lk 16:19-31
What a calling we have, beloved, to bring as many as we possibly can
to the side of Jesus, before it’s too late for them.
The parable goes on to show that the rich man, even in the flames of
the netherworld, never changed his attitude toward Lazarus.
He NEVER “got it.”
And the “it” is –
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