7: How to deal with guilt (Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector) | Can you see it
One of the problems of reading the parables today is the difficulty of recovering the shock factor that they possessed for Jesus’ original listeners. The parable we are looking at today, is a case in point. It’s a story about two men who went to the temple to pray. Both went home believing that they had prayed. Yet the extraordinary lesson of this parable is that only one was heard by God. And In this parable, Jesus has got something vital teach us about the whole nature of religion, prayer, and guilt.
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