28/02/11 | Posted by MattPage
“Lord I thank you that you have a plan to change this world, to make it fairer, more just somewhere that reflects your values. I pray that you’ll enable us teach the world a better way to live. Help us show those around us the damage that can be done by being cruel, living for themselves, sleeping around and ruthlessly pursuing money. Father, thank you that we’ve seen the folly in living like that. May we build a world where the poor are fed and bankers no longer give themselves massive bonuses, where justice rules and selfishness is no more.”
Of course, had the woman known that right there in their midst there was an investment banker, she would may not have been so indiscreet. But he kept quiet, hovering towards the back of the meeting, desperately trying not to draw attention to himself. As the others’ prayers rang out he managed to mutter under his breath “God be merciful to me…a sinner”.
(Based on Luke’s Gospel 18:9-14)
Hi Matt. I like your take on this passage. I guess some passages we just know so well, we sometimes forget to ‘look again,’ and re-read afresh, or alongside the current state of the world we are living in. This was really well done and I needed to read it. Thanks.
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