Here’s the scene: Jesus has just told the story of the rich man and Lazarus. You remember that story, we talked about it last week. A selfish, self-centered rich man enjoyed a life of wealth and ease, while the poor beggar Lazarus laid outside his gate with nothing to eat, and only the dogs to lick his unclean, diseased body. Lazarus dies and the angels carry him to heaven, to the side of Father Abraham. The rich man dies and goes to the land of the dead — Hades — where he is in agonizing torment.