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Eyes Open

A Parable of Jesus, from Luke 16:19-31 (NRSV)

“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 1,257 more words

Luminary United Methodist Church

Closing the Divides

…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.… 1,012 more words

Sunday Morning

Dives and Lazarus

I am not in the mood today to think about charity and social justice – but this is today’s Gospel so…..it is kind of not up to me. 325 more words


Wheel of Fortune

The fifteenth chapter of St. Luke’s gospel recounts three enchanting parables.  We read them at Mass two Sundays ago…  Lost sheep.  Lost coin.  Prodigal son… 751 more words


26th Sunday, Year C | Overcoming Indifference

This week’s Gospel from Luke 16 should be compulsory reading for all.  Jesus tells a parable in which he contrasts a poor man, Lazarus, ‘covered with sores’, who goes hungry and unnoticed outside the gate of a rich man who enjoys a life of ease and comfort.  772 more words

Money the Root of All Evil?

There is a hopeful theme of restoration in the first lesson from Jeremiah. The promise is that a day will come when the land will no longer be occupied and the deed will be good. 742 more words

Contemporary Commentary

Reflections for the Week of September 25, 2016 Nineteenth after Pentecost

Gospel: Luke 16.19-31. Jesus tells the parable about Lazarus, a poor beggar, and a rich man (often referred to as “Dives” which mean ‘rich’) who had everything. 658 more words