An interesting pair of lessons to go with today’s sacrament!
Did you ever notice that in many so-called mainstream religious groups, regardless of their name or the names of their deities, there are always some who actually brag about how humble they are? And how holy and blessed they think themselves? And then a Gospel reading about Jesus’ reaction to people like that. Did they think he came to hand out goodies and “attaboys” to the people who proclaimed themselves righteous?