Jesus said, “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores.”
- Can you recall a time when you felt forgotten or ignored?
- Are you comfortable asking for help? What keeps you from letting others know what you need?
- Is there a person who consoles you when you’re in pain? Do they know how important they are to you?
- What do you remember as the message of Moses and the prophets of the Bible?
This Sunday we’ll hear another parable from Jesus designed to get our attention, this time by name. The parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus is the only parable in which a person is named, and that’s significant. You have a name and an identity; you have hopes, fears, desires, and expectations. God meets us in all the complexities of our lives but our life takes shape in relationship and community with other people. Whether you feel confident in your identity or uncertain and unsure, Trinity Commons welcomes you to bring who you are, however you are, to share life with others who’re interested in knowing your name and your identity.
We hope to see you Sunday for Eucharist at 6 pm in the chapel on the second floor of the student center and plan to stay for a free supper after the service thanks to our friends from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.