Luke 18:10-14 (4th Sunday before lent)

Share |

Gospel Reading: Luke 18:10-14 (Publican and Pharisee, 4th Sunday before lent)

The Lord said this parable, "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.  I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.'  But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me a sinner!'  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."

Orthodox Church of the Mother of God. Mays Landing, NJ 08330

Thank you for printing. Please share.