Thursday, Second Week of Lent

“Father, I beg you then to send Lazarus to my father’s house, since I have five brothers, to give them warning.” (Luke 16:19-31)

I always find this just about the most disturbing reading because the poor old rich man didn’t do anything really wrong: he wasn’t nasty to the poor man.

One feels a slight frisson of fear when you walk past a Big Issue seller and not buy one.