Friday, October 1, 2010
Lazarus the parishioner
In Luke 16:19-31, poor Lazarus sits at the door of the rich man, waiting to be fed some scraps. Lazarus reminds me of parishioners who come hungry for the word and get fed nothing. Their needs are ignored by a preacher who rants on about some issue that does not satisfy the emptiness of soul. The preacher is as self-serving and self-imploded as is the rich man in the gospel.