Fr. Pat examines three failures of the rich man in the story of the rich man and Lazarus from Luke 16. This homily was first given at All Saints Church several years ago.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Had I been picking the gospel for today, brothers and sisters, this would not be the one I would pick, where everything ends up in hell, but this is the one the Church assigns for today, so that’s what I must preach on. It’s a gospel in some ways I’d rather not preach on, at least not today. Notice how Paul, when he addresses the Christians, always calls them “saints.”…