West End United Methodist Church

Pride and Prayer

Speakers:Rev. Dr. Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Sunday service

This is in a sermon series based on passages from Luke as Jesus travels from Galilee to Jerusalem.  In today’s reading, Jesus tells a parable about two men, one a Pharisee praying that he is grateful to be righteous and effectively leaving no room for God.  The other man is a tax collector who throws himself on God’s mercy.  In that day, Pharisees were the good, religious people while tax collectors survived off of others, so this is a reversal.  One of the questions it raises for us is whether we have a bit of the Pharisee in us – proud, accomplished, but not open to others.  It calls us to humility, to a practice of proximity by which we draw close to others.   (NOTE: The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • :Luke 18:9-14


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