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Eckardtesian Thought: I think, therefore I write . . .
The rich man cared nothing for Lazarus laid at his very gate, for he had no love. He despised him for his heart was set on other things. So too, he cared nothing for Moses and the Prophets, that is, for the Word of God. Contrast Lazarus, whose name Jesus knows. Lazarus did not desire the rich man's riches, but the crumbs the rich man despised. So Jesus knows the names of those who have been baptized and live by this faith. Emblazoned on your Baptismal certificate is you name. Jesus knows it because you were baptized in his name. And so by this faith let us live, mindful of the love of God for us in Christ and learning then to love him and to love our neighbors. And this faith cares little for the riches of this life, but looks for the kingdom of heaven, and for the angels who carried Lazarus to Abraham's bosom. Sermon for the Octave of Trinity.