Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Westboro Baptists should take heed to the parable of Pharisee and the Tax Collector

The Lord Jesus Christ told a parable against those who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else.

Εἶπεν δὲ καὶ πρός τινας τοὺς πεποιθότας ἐφ' ἑαυτοῖς ὅτι εἰσὶν δίκαιοι καὶ ἐξουθενοῦντας τοὺς λοιποὺς τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην·
Yes, it is the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. It is in Luke's Gospel 18: 9-14.

This parable is wonderfully applicable to the self righteous, pharisaical and hyper judgemental attitudes of the Phelps sect.  They thank God that they are not like other men - robbers, evildoers, adulterers or even like those in the groups they particularly hate (like the tax collectors of old).  We've heard the hateful chants and vitriol. We've seen the distasteful signs.  Do they understand the meaning of this parable?

Where is the love and humility?                                                                                              

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