Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Fr. Leo Patalinghug calls in to talk with Gus about a few topics, including today’s Gospel reading , which focuses on today’s Gospel reading from Luke 16. In it, Jesus tells the parable of Lazarus the beggar and the rich man. In life, the rich man never noticed the beggar at his doorstep who was always asking for charity. In death, Lazarus rested in the bosom of Abraham while the rich man was in a pit of eternal fire. When he notices Lazarus’ permanent state, he asks for mercy from Abraham who cannot provide it. He then asks if he can go and warn his brothers about the reality of hellfire, to which Abraham says they have Moses and the Scriptures to educate them and that, if they don’t believe that, they won’t believe someone returning from the dead. Gus asks Fr. Leo to give a theological answer to the question of where exactly the rich man is. Afterwards, Gus tells Fr. Leo that he gave up chips for Lent, but actually indulged in some last Saturday when he was out with his grandsons. He asks Fr. Leo how he should look upon that. Should he just forget about it and move on or should he do something more to atone for it.

Gus is also joined by Bob Dunning who calls in to talk about the current state of college football, which is being beseeched by name, image and likeness deals, pay-for-play and other negative things. Bob talks about how he’s against it, but can’t find a moral reason to be opposed to it because every other college student can benefit in that way.

Also, today is February 29th, aka leap day, which takes place once every four years. Gus invites listeners who celebrate anything special, like a birthday or an anniversary, to call in and talk about it.

And Gus does his daily Lenten reading and reflection on Psalm 51.


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