So, A rich guy dies and goes to hell and a poor guy goes to heaven.
Why? because the rich guy was rich and the poor guy was poor. At least that's the only information we get from the parable.
The rich guy also seems like a nice guy, trying to warn his family of the horrors that await.
This line seems to say 'Forgive those who do wrong against you only if the they say are sorry.' I'm I mis-interpreting this?
17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
Jesus tells us we don't have to be gracious to others (and he seems to endorse slavery).
Jesus is a little disappointed that only one leper in ten thanked him for being cured. I would be too.
The Son of Man tells us that we won't see the end of the world coming. Just like humans before the flood and the good folks in Sodom, we'll be happily going along with our daily lives when all hell breaks loose. maybe literally.
I think Jesus' message is clear, 'Eat, drink, go shopping and be merry because today could be your last."
I found this nugget very interesting;