The Irony of the Kingdom of God

The irony of a well-known sinner becoming closer to God than a religious figure who lives a religious life and obeys the law, is the point of the parable of the Pharisee and tax collector. Two different moral figures in the Temple praying at the same time. The Pharisee’s monologue (we can hardly call it … Continue reading The Irony of the Kingdom of God

15th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C

Mercy has a Physical as well as a Spiritual Aspect The Gospel reading this weekend is a dialogue between a lawyer and Jesus about how a person can attain eternal life. Jesus does not answer directly, but directs the lawyer to the Law and beckons him to recite the verse. The lawyer well acquainted in … Continue reading 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time-C