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Taken by Br Andrew Efo at yarramundi Reserve Hawkesbury

Taken by Br Andrew Efo at yarramundi Reserve Hawkesbury

Scripture: Luke 18: 9-14

9 He spoke also this parable to certain people who were convinced of their own righteousness, and who despised all others. 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed to himself like this: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of men, extortionists, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week. I give tithes of all that I get.’ 13 But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn’t even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Reflection:

“God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (part of verse 13).

Source: Ecumenical Franciscan Order: Lent 3. 2016 5th March – God be merciful to me a sinner

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