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Christ and the Rich Young Ruler



“Christ and the Rich Young ruler,” painted by Hofmann, tells the story of a rich man who came to Christ and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to receive eternal life?” Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments . . . ” The man replied, “Ever since I was young, I have obeyed all these commandments.” When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “There is still one thing you need to do. Sell all that you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; then come and follow me.” But when the man heard this, he became very sad, because he was very rich.” Luke 18:18-30; Matthew 19:16-30; Mark 10:17-31 This window is dedicated to Judge Lawrence and Cynthia Flinn, and was placed in the church at the request of their daughters. Judge Flinn’s son-in-law, Dr. A. C. Schmitt, who spoke at the 75th anniversary celebration of the church, was very active in building the church. Judge Lawrence and Cynthia Flinn had three daughers: mrs. Orpha Flinn Schmitt, Mrs. Anna Hunt, and Mrs. Will Barrett (mother of Bob Barrett and Mrs. Paul Murphy.) This window was “signed” and dated Dec. 1912.

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