The Rich and the Poor

Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores …” Luke 16:19-20

The Gospel story today is about the rich man and Lazarus, the poor man he ignored. They both die and the rich man ends up in the netherworld and the poor man is free. And it makes me wonder.

What poor part of me am I ignoring, refusing to feed?

What wounded part of me am I holding back, not bringing it to Jesus, not asking for healing?

What poverty am I hiding from even myself?

Lord, I know I need you. I know I ignore what I do not want to see about myself, the poor me. The hungry me.

Help me to bring my sins and wounds and burdens and lay them at your feet.

Lord, please help me be free. Amen.


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  1. First of all, it was wonderful to see you. This reflection is very challenging. I’m not sure if I have given God my suffering. This will give me much to pray with. God bless you. Sue


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