Pharisee

         The Pharisee, standing alone, prayed,
         “God, I thank you that I am not like other people:
         thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
         I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.”

                  —Luke 18.11

Wow. What a hypocrite.
What an egotistical, arrogant, judgmental person.

God, I thank you that I am not like him—
Oh… wait.… Crap.

God, be merciful to me, a sinner.

I confess to you all the people I want to be better than.
But I am not.

It is your goodness, not mine, I live by.
God, be merciful to me, a sinner.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

October 22, 2019