Sept 29, 2019 | 16th Sunday after Pentecost

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Gospel Luke 16:19-31

[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. The poor man died and
was carried away by the angels to be with
Abraham. The rich man also died and was
buried. In Hades, where he was being
tormented, he looked up and saw
Abraham far away with Lazarus by his
side. He called out, ‘Father Abraham, have
mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the
tip of his finger in water and cool my
tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’
But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that
during your lifetime you received your
good things, and Lazarus in like manner
evil things; but now he is comforted here,
and you are in agony. Besides all this,
between you and us a great chasm has
been fixed, so that those who might want
to pass from here to you cannot do so,
and no one can cross from there to us.’ He
said, ‘Then, father, I beg you to send him
to my father’s house—for I have five
brothers—that he may warn them, so that
they will not also come into this place of
torment.’ Abraham replied, ‘They have
Moses and the prophets; they should
listen to them.’ He said, ‘No, father
Abraham; but if someone goes to them
from the dead, they will repent.’ He said
to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and
the prophets, neither will they be
convinced even if someone rises from the
dead.’ ”