Why did Jesus look favorably upon the tax collector? Because he understood something that even the most devout Jews of the time didn’t understand. The tax collector’s humbleness in knowing he was falling short, and recognizing the need to work harder to be a disciple. Because being a Christian is not about the drama of conversion, but rather the drudgery of discipleship.
The Word in Song: “Master, Here Am I”
“The Pharisee and the Tax Evader”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Oct. 23, 2016