Rationalize (verb): to attempt to explain or justify (one’s own or another’s behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons, even if these are not true or appropriate. Synonyms: justify, explain, explain away, account for, defend, vindicate, or excuse, as in, “he tried to rationalize his behavior.” Thanks, Google Dictionary, for providing such a lucid description of how we twist the Bible to get ourselves off the hook. Put your seat-belts on! This week, Richard and Fr. Marc revisit Lazarus and the Rich Man in the Gospel of Luke.
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