Matthew 20:1, 13-16; Luke 16:19-31There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. If we are honest, there is probably a little bit of Scrooge in all of us. For some, perhaps more than others. How did we become so cynical? So inward focused? Scrooge has a way of sneaking up on us even when so much of our lives are looking and feelings so good. Join us as we light the Candle of Hope and begin the Advent season believing that God can change even the coldest of hearts. We will take a page out of Charles Dickens to look at Christ as the hope of the world.