Monday, 28 December 2015

I am better than you



“I’m so pious ... Always on my knees praying ... So much so that I’ve calluses on my knees the size of mountains ... Ha ha ... I fast too and go for long periods without water ... I’m alright really ... I’m a devout Christian ... Not like all those un-believers.”

“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men — robbers, evildoers, adulterers — or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

“I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:10-14.

4 comments:

  1. Well, I'm so devout I pray for 25 hours a day, go to Mass eight times a week, and I fast for 367 days a year. :-P

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    1. Great to see you're so devout, Manny.

      God bless you and your family.

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  2. The camel picture---OH VICTOR!!!
    Blessings!

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    1. I took that picture in an open-air zoo where animals are allowed to roam free in very large enclosures. They mix certain tame animals together like rare cattle, camels and zebras. In other enclosures separately they have wild animals like lions.

      God bless you, Lulu.

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