Daily Archives: October 24, 2012
“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.” Luke 16:19-21
This is the reality we see here in Haiti. There are the rich and the poor, and no in between. On the hills above the city are beautiful huge mansions that overlook the poor slums and tent cities below. Big thick walls surround these mansions that protect them from outsiders. It seems as though there is no bridge that connects these two different worlds that are so close yet so far away from each other.
This is a very sad reality, but there is hope in Jesus Christ. “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.” Ephesians 2:14-16