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The Pharisee and the Publican — Chris Bowhay

In an age of moral disintegration, in which every day brings fresh tales of shocking scandal, it is easy to say, like the Pharisee “I thank thee, O God, for not making me like other men.” But God does not judge on a bell curve. We are all penitents; we all fail to keep God’s commandments in one way or another, either by failing to love God with all our heart or by failing to love our neighbor as ourselves. We all need His loving compassion for us and we all need to show His loving compassion towards others.