Poetic justice Luke 16:19-31
The poetic justice of this gospel is gratifying, as it is instructive. It reminds that there are consequences to actions, that time on earth cannot be taken for granted, and more importantly, the manner others are treated, pave the destiny—Heaven or Hell.
The colour purple distinguished the poor from the rich; an expensive dye, to be dressed in purple signified wealth, status in society. Purple was the ‘bling’ in that era, as the iPhone 11 Pro is the ‘bling’ of today. The rich man dressed the part, and feasted well, and poor Lazarus would have happily enjoyed the table scraps.