"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Our Last Chance

        In today's Gospel reading from Luke 16 at Mass, we heard The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. When Lazarus the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he saw Abraham far off with Lazarus at his side. And he cried out to Abraham for help. But now there's a great chasm between them to prevent anyone from crossing. The rich man then begged Abraham to send Lazarus to his father's house to warn this five brothers, lest they should come to the same place of torment. But Abraham replied, "They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them. If they will not, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead." A good point. Now, in addition to Moses and the prophets, we have Jesus, the Son of God, to listen to. He is truly our last chance.

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