On the second Thursday of Lent, we hear and reflect upon the Gospel of Luke 16:19-23. The story of the rich man and Lazarus might be hard for us, whose lifestyle stands in sharp contrast with a majority of people in the world who live on much less. Like so much else that Luke says about money and possessions, it stands as a stinging indictment not only of the great confidence we place in financial security, but also of the drastic inequities between rich and poor we allow to perpetuate. The ability to help someone that is in need during hard times gives you the gift of growing closer to God. Reading this gospel means that we as followers of Christ must remember to be deeply connected with our faith and be able to give our gifts to others in need.
Patrick, Class of 2020
Music: Kathrin by Sascha Ende