Lazarus, the Beggar Man
was a poor beggar man. He could not work and earn money to buy food
because he was crippled and could not walk a step. He was suffering, too,
from painful sores that would not heal.
friends were poor also, very poor indeed. They could not care for him. So
one day they carried him to the gate of a rich man who lived near by and
left him there to beg for something to eat.
rich man knew that Lazarus was just outside his gate, needing food and
kind treatment. Yet he did not try to help. He turned away, pretending not
to see the poor, sick beggar when he passed that way. He did not care
whether Lazarus even got the crumbs of food for which he asked.
some hungry dogs, looking for crumbs, came trotting down the road. They
saw Lazarus and stopped to look at him. Then they came near and licked his
painful sores. Not long afterwards Lazarus died. Angels came to carry him
away to the beautiful place called heaven. There he will never be hungry,
sick, or unhappy.
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