He shows us what it means to need God's mercy
by Renae Bauer
What are we to learn from Sunday’s parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector in the temple? Sure, the Pharisee was wrong to judge those around him, but let’s consider the tax collector and his prayer: “O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” The tax collector acknowledged his need for God, whereas the Pharisee thought about himself.
How can you and I acknowledge our need for God each and every day?