Sermons on Helping the poor and needy

Sermons on Helping the poor and needy

Afraid and Amazed: Named and Unnamed

(a translation by Prof. Amy-Jill Levine) And some person was wealthy, and he dressed in purple and linen, feasting daily, splendidly. And some poor person, named Lazarus, was lying by his gates, being covered with sores. And he as wishing to be fed from the things falling from the tables of the wealthy, but instead the dogs, approaching, were licking his sores. And it happened that when died the poor man and he was brought by the angels into the…