The Rich Man and the Beggar

Lazarus longed to eat the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table.
Instead, dogs would come and lick his sores. Luke 16:21

Jesus often tells stories where two very different persons are compared. Today it’s about a rich man and a beggar.  The story will urge you to spend time thinking and meditating about it.  The idea is to see with whom you relate in the story . 

Notice the big switch that takes place: the rich man becomes poor, having lost his soul, while the beggar becomes the wealthiest person you can imagine, because he’s with God.   Don’t we sometimes ignore those in need because we don’t even see them?  “The Rich Man and the Beggar” is a reminder to watch out for that!  About being wealthy: is there anything more valuable than being with God?

Luke 16:19-31

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