The sermons of St. John Chrysostom are noted as classical commentaries on the Christian life. Knowing well the realities of life in the world, the temptations of rich and poor alike, this great orator addresses the questions of wealth and poverty in the lives of people of his day. And yet, as the modern reader is confronted with his words, it becomes apparent that he too is being addressed. The message of the story of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) is brought home to every person in these six sermons with clarity, insight into the human dilemma, compassion, and judgment. Paper.