Brothers, Managers, and Dead People (Pt. 3)

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I finished up my three-week series this past weekend. As expected, it was a story about two dead people from Luke 16. The story contrasts an unnamed rich man and a beggar named Lazarus. As we see how death reverses the role of both men, we find that the rich man still thinks everything should remain as it was. He looks quite clueless in Jesus' story and expects Lazarus to serve him. It's a reminder of Walter Brueggemann's idea that “We are driven to the ultimate consumerism of consuming each other.” 

Ultimately it's a story of when we choose to be generous and whether we'll run out of time to do what we might intend. Thankfully, as the philosopher Alan Watts reminds us, "You’re under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.” 

In case you missed the earlier messages and wanted to watch all three parts of the series, here are the other links:

Week 1 - Brothers

Week 2 - Managers

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