Do you know Lazarus? Are you him?

I didn’t make it to the ranch today. I’ll be down there this weekend for Refugio’s Open Pro Rodeo and I don’t think that much was planned for today anyway. I hope. So I have had a chance to enjoy a Thursday at home. And it rained. Make no mistake, I’m not complaining, I’m rejoicing. It would have stunk if I had driven down to the ranch and missed getting to watch it rain. They didn’t get any moisture. Hopefully there’s still a chance because it’s dry down there. None of this really has anything to do with what I want to share today, but I don’t have a ranch story today and that’s why.

Today’s Gospel reading comes from Luke and it’s the one about Lazarus. I know that the focus within this story is supposed to be on the rich man’s cold heart and indifference. However, I’d like to know more about this cat Lazarus. There are so many people in today’s world that sit around and do nothing while they complain about having it so bad. Don’t get me wrong, it’s our job to look after the lowly in this world. I’m not in any way defending the rich man in the story. Burn buddy. That’s all I have for you. But, isn’t there always somebody out there that is less fortunate than you are? And isn’t there also somebody out there who is more fortunate than you are? Regardless of how wealthy or despondant you may be, there’s always someone worse off and someone better off.

I say pull your self pittying butt off the ground Lazarus. Somebody out there needs you. They need your story. They need your Love. Who knows, they may just need your company. I have a feeling that there are plenty of people out there right now that feel more like Lazarus than the rich man. Well, the only way it’s going to get any better is if you make it better. Take action today.

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Are you wondering why the world has got you down? Why doesn’t the rich man stop to help you out? Change starts with you. Get with it.

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