The heart of Luke's gospel is in the three parables of chapter 15: lost sheep, lost coin, lost son. When the lost is found, there is great rejoicing. Indeed, the whole universe rejoices: "Jesus receives sinners, and eats with them!"
Jesus’ parable of the rich man and Lazarus, is not just a parable of two men; it’s also a parable about two ways to live—to live generously, or not. But the story also reminds us of two altars, and how as Christians we are called to revere and honor both. What are these two altars?