Pentecost 16 - Greg Johnston (9/29/19)

“I don’t know whether the fact that the rich man knows Lazarus’s name should be the last nail in the coffin of his condemnation or the first sign of a possible transformation. I don’t know that the rich man, simply by knowing Lazarus’s name, would ever have grown to care for him in that way that he should. But I do know that if he never saw Lazarus’s wounds, never heard his growling stomach, never got proximate enough to know his name—he would never have grown to care for him at all.” Greg preaches on the parable of Lazarus and the rich man on the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Lectionary Readings:
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Luke 16:19-31