Bismillah Arrahman Arraheem. Ramadan Mubarak!
There is a football game this weekend in Conway where UCA hosts Tennessee-Martin. UCA has a 0-2, losing their first game of season away from home to Louisiana Tech 28-7. The UCA Bears has special team problems and I am not sure if it is worth driving all the way over there from my home, pay a ticket, and watch them just to see them lose. This may be a weekend plan not pursued, though part of me would like to leave home from a while. Things at work has not been too great. It's a big rumor mill. Maybe I should get into real estate, another plan not pursued. I may need to get a new watch band; I don't need a new watch. I just to replace my old watch band that is beginning to fall apart. A plan that may be pursued, but once I get into the weekend, it may be a plan entirely blown off. I will just have to wait and see. I may need to purchase a new computer. I would like to make home-made videos with it and post them on YouTube. This old computer has hardware that is messed up and I can't make videos. Even if I do, these are videos with no sound. It may be time to invest in one. This computer I am using is seven years old. But, it still works and this is another plan not pursued. Oh, well! So much for this weekend.
We have our minds on things like that and we don't think about the hereafter, when our lives end on this earth and we all go to meet our Maker. This is something I should think about and every one of you should, too.
The Rich Man and Lazarus: Luke 16:19-31
The Words of Jesus:
"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and lick his sores.
"The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.
"But Abraham replied,'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but no he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'
"He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
"Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'
"'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'
"He said to him,'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'" (New International Version)