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Parables are stories that are told by Jesus in the New Testament to convey his religious message These stories may not be accurate nor be true In Luke 16 19-31 we read a short parable about a Rich man and another man named Lazarus and their fate that awaits them after death The first thing that we notice about this parable is that Jesus while telling this story names Lazarus but not the rich man This may have several meaning such that there is an emphasis to know the poor man but not the rich another view is that the Rich man is done wrong and so he should not be named In the parable the rich man is seen to be living in luxury wearing fine linen Though it is not said in the parable it is obvious that the rich man likes the way he lives because he lived in luxury every single day On the other hand it is not clear about the emotions of Lazarus because he is only seen as a beggar who did not have much to eat and place to live In modern times we would call this sort of life not a great way of life There was an emphasis on the fact that Lazarus was covered with sores and he longed to eat the leftovers of what the rich man ate Even the dogs came and licked his sores shows that the dogs show to have pity for this beggar By interpreting more on this pity that the dogs show it can be said that to accept pity you have to acknowledge that you are in need pity When the two men died the beggar was carried by the angels to Abrahams side while the rich man died and was buried and in hell where he was in torment By looking at other chapters in Luke we can interpret the parable of the Rich man and
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