Daily Archives: October 27, 2013

“Off-The-Cuff” Comment

The tax collector went away justified. There is no record he stopped being a tax collector for the hated Roman masters – an extremely lucrative, but extremely despised profession – or donated his doubtless substantial patrimony to, say, the poor of the favela.

The Pharisee, who thought himself so good – say, because he was so humble, and so much better of those Pelagians and Restorationists who count their rosaries and say prayers by rote – went away not justified.

Someone is trying to tell us something here.



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