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May 20, 2018

The Parables: The Pharisee and The Tax Collector

Luke 18:9-14

In the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus highlights a two-part confrontation of how humanity deals with the reality of our sin and moral failings: the subtlety that lies in pride and the beauty of humility. The self-complimenting, fluffed up spirit that many of us carry indicates a grievous misunderstanding of who we are when we look down on those we deem incomparably immoral relative to how great we are, when in reality, the Father rewards sincerity, not piety. The power of the Gospel and the story of Jesus is unleashed in the power of vulnerability, the beauty of humility, and a remembrance that there is no ambiguity that Jesus is the hero of all of our stories.

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