The Parable of Lazarus and the Senator
With apologies to Luke a message for the members of the House and Senate to think about during their recess…
"There was Senator who dressed in tailored suits and drove an expensive
luxury car and who feasted sumptuously every day with lobbyist and
received gifts and political contributions from them. And throughout
the country were those who were old, sick, and lame, many dependant
upon food stamps to survive who had no lobby or money to contribute so
he took away the last shred of hope they had , voted himself a raise, a
tax cut for his rich friends and then blithely left to celebrate
Thanksgiving with his family.
The poor all eventually died and were carried away by the Angels to be
with their heavenly Father. The rich Senator also died and was buried
in a glorious funeral but found himself in Hades, where he suffered
He looked up and saw God walking with the poor he’d ignored and called
out, ‘Father, have mercy on me, and send someone to dip the tip of his
finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’
But the Lord said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you
received many good things, and ignored those in need; but now they are
comforted here, and you are in agony.’"
"But Lord I beg that you send him to the House and Senate that my
brothers and sisters might be warned so that they will not also come to
this place of torment.", the senator cried.
“They have my commandments and the Sermon on the Mount…let them heed my
word and not that of hypocrites and false prophets”, the Lord said
turning his back on he who had done so to the least of his children.