Jesus talks to us through parables and stories that we can understand. The rich man in this story thought he was blessed and he did not pay attention or help a poor man begging for food. Both men died and their place in heaven was different. The poor man in heaven was setting with Abraham but the rich man asking the poor man to give him a drink. The lesson from this story is that God loves both rich and poor and all of us need to repent and believe in Jesus.