Lenten reflection by Gabrielle Caracciolo

Mar 05 2015

LK 16:19-31
In this reading from the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells a parable to the Pharisees. He speaks of a rich man and a poor man, who upon their deaths are taken to Hell and Heaven respectively. While suffering the torments of the netherworld, the rich man sees Lazarus, the poor man, with Abraham. He calls out to them to have pity on him and at least warn his family of their wrongful ways. Abraham replies, ” If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.” During this Lenten season this Gospel reminds us of the lasting effects of our actions here on Earth. We are called to be like humble like Lazarus, listening to the teachings of Jesus and the prophets.