God is Merciful

Two men went up to the temple to pray,
one  was a Pharisee, the other a tax collector.

The Pharisee stood there
and said this prayer to himself,

“I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, or adulterous,  like everyone else,
and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here.”

The tax collector stood some distance away, not even daring to raise his eyes to heaven;
but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

This man, I tell you, went home again justified;
the other did not.

For everyone who raises himself up will be humbled,
but anyone who humbles himself will be raised up.

(Luke 18:10-14)

Peace be unto you

Geoffrey

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