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Catechism - Lesson 5

Parable of Dives and Lazarus

AIM: The aim in this parable is to make children sensitive to the sufferings of others, even though we enjoy many pleasures and good things. God wants us to share and care. Sharing is Caring.
Jesus told a parable to his followers:

"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 licked 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 and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' But Abraham said, " Remember   when you were alive- you had lot of luxuries and comforts while Lazarus suffered, but now in this life he is comforted but you are suffering" 
 
 
 
It is not wrong to have a comfortable life.It is not wrong to have food , a house , clothes. But anything, that is excess and without a care  or thought for those who have nothing is not right. Like us, even the poor and suffering are God's children.  God gave us these comforts - but at the same time- we must remember that God gave us all this not for us to hoard for ourselves but to care for those who are less fortunate than us. 
 
 

Prayer: 
Dear God, I love you. I love you with my whole heart. Help me to love you more and more. 
Thank-you dear Lord for blessing me and my family. Help dear Lord to have a caring heart. 
Teach me love and compassion.Help me help those in need. 
Bless all  the children around the world today who need help and care. 
Amen. 
Action Song: 
  This little guiding Light of mine. 
 
This little Guiding light of mine,  
I'm gonna let it shine, 
This little Guiding light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine, 
This little Guiding light of mine, 
I'm gonna let it shine, 
Let it shine all the time, 
Let it shine.
 
Hide it under a bushel, oh no. 
I am gonna let it shine. 
Hide it under a bushel, oh no. 
I am gonna let it shine. 

Hide it under a bushel, oh no. 
I am gonna let it shine. 


Let it shine all the time, 
Let it shine.
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