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Luke 16:24 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.”
This back and forth has always unsettled me. All the dialogue in this parable occurs between the rich man and Abraham. I wonder what Lazarus would say. As someone who has never had to thirst or beg, I wonder who in this parable stands in for me and those like me whom I love.
MOVING FORWARD: Read along with our lesson from Luke today. Where are you in this story?