2nd Week in Lent : Thursday 17th March, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Abundant Blessings: In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ Parable of the rich man and Lazarus reminds us of the responsibilities and consequences of not sharing God’s blessings with others, especially the poor.  Ponder on, “Are we inspired to be more responsible and generous in the use of God’s abundant blessings?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 16:19-26

Jesus said to the Pharisees: ‘There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. And at his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to fill himself with the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even came and licked his sores.

Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. ‘In his torment in Hades he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off with Lazarus in his bosom. So he cried out, “Father Abraham, pity me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in these flames.”

“My son”, Abraham replied, “remember that during your life good things came your way, just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted here while you are in agony. But that is not all: between us and you a great gulf has been fixed, to stop anyone, if he wanted to crossing from our side to yours and to stop any  crossing from your side to ours.”