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Life App for 9/23/16 to 9/29/16

A way to live your church life:

What life experience will it take for you to learn to share the good things in life with the poor?

Based on Luke 16: 19-31

[A way in your church life based on a reading from The Revised Common Lectionary for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 9/25/16.  Jesus is with some who are lovers of money, Luke reports.  Jesus comments on them with a parable about a rich man who feasted daily.  Lazarus, a very sick, poor, man lay at his gate.  The rich man never even fed Lazarus who was hungry.  When he died, the rich man went to Hades (Hell or the place of torment).  Lazarus, however, was carried by the angels to be with Abraham.  The rich man asked Abraham to send Lazarus with water to cool him in the flames.  Abraham reminds the rich man that he did nothing for Lazarus when both were in this life.  Besides, no one crosses the chasm between the two worlds.  The rich man then asked for Abraham to send someone to warn his brothers.  Abraham reminds the rich man his brothers have Moses and the prophets to teach them.  The rich man pleads for someone from the dead to be sent to warn them.   Abraham says, if they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be convinced if someone rises from the dead.

A theme:  Learn from Moses and the prophets to share your wealth with the poor.]

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