Mar 11, 2009

The other prayer that Jesus has given us

What a treasure we have in the Our Father -- and what a treasure, too, is the other prayer Jesus has given us, the one in His parable of the tax collector at the back of the temple.

We should recall that prayer every day, and Lent is an especially good time for that, naturally. As St. Luke tells us in his Gospel, 18:9-14 (click on this post's title):

"But the tax collector stood off at a distance
and would not even raise his eyes to heaven
but beat his breast and prayed,
'O God, be merciful to me, a sinner.'
I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former;
for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,
and the one who humbles himself will be exalted."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Our Father is the perfect prayer. I never, ever tire of saying it.

7:39 PM  

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