Thursday, Feb. 25th 2016

A Reflection on Lazarus – by Chad Thurman

Luke 16:19-31

In the Gospel of Luke we hear of Lazarus and the rich man. This parable can seem like a condemnation of material wealth. Yet, God’s word is not simply a Word of condemnation, but a Word of invitation.  We are invited to receive joy through love. Material wealth, in and of itself, is not the issue. Seeking this wealth instead of love is the issue. God, throughout His Word, calls us to love those around us and to give of ourselves. There are things in this world that blind us from our ability to love.  It may be wealth, it may be guilt, it may be holding back forgiveness, it may be drinking, drugs, pornography, or promiscuity. If we do not face them now, if we do not turn to God now, we face the possible torment of living now and in eternity without the greatest good: true love.


A seminarian for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City attending Conception Seminary College. A man seeking to share the love of God and the joy only He can offer. A believer of God’s love and mercy from experience.

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