Second Thursday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Second Thursday of LENT March 12, 2020 WORD of the DAY There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores. (Luke 16: 19-20) How shall I live this Word? Every time Jesus has something important to communicate, He creates a story and tells a parable. Thus, with a narration He leads His listeners to discover the plan of God for their life. A parable is told to help us think and reflect. Through the simple words of a story made of facts and real people, we can reach the deepest meaning of our life choices. In the parable of today’s Gospel, three people appear: the poor Lazarus, the unnamed rich man, and Father Abraham. In the story, Abraham represents the thought of God. The nameless rich man represents the dominant ideology of the time. Lazarus represents the silent cry of the poor at the...