WK 30C (2016) (Luke 18: 9-14)

Jesus says that the Public went home “justified.” In practice, justification is knowing who God is and what our relationship to God is. It acknowledges humbly who we are before God: sinners in need of mercy. The Pharisee teaches us that religious practices are important, but not enough. The Publican teaches us that God doesn’t offer salvation only to the perfect, but to those who acknowledge their sinfulness and cry out to God for mercy. We need to turn to God and ask for His mercy.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s