Saturday of the Third Week of Lent 2020: Gospel and Homily


“Tax Collector at Prayer” Pastel drawing by Ronald Raab, CSC 2016

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Gospel LK 18:9-14

Jesus addressed this parable
to those who were convinced of their own righteousness
and despised everyone else.
“Two people went up to the temple area to pray;
one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.
The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself,
‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity —
greedy, dishonest, adulterous — or even like this tax collector.
I fast twice a week,
and I pay tithes on my whole income.’
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.”




1 thought on “Saturday of the Third Week of Lent 2020: Gospel and Homily

  1. Thank you Father Ron for proclaiming the Gospel and your sermons. I will look forward to listening to these. May God Bless us all and Mary our Mother keep us safely under her veil as we walk the way of our cross as Her Son walked the Cross for us.

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