In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 21 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 16:19-31; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15.
We discuss Jesus's parable of the rich man and Lazarus wherein He aptly describes the human situation and the fact that, without repentance & the reorientation that comes through God's Word, we all prioritize our own comfort & ignore the suffering of others. We hear Paul's warnings against the love of money and cravings greed stirs. We also discuss how our attitude to money reveals something about our heart toward God and our neighbor and how hopeful it is to follow the Lord, who is defined by mercy, generosity, and concern for suffering.
--The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the end of Violence, by: Gary A. Haugen & Victor Boutros
--Founder of Patagonia Gives Company Away
--How Churches Spend Their Money study/analysis
--Generous Giving: Journey of Generosity
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.