O God, be merciful to me a sinner

October 23, 2016 6:00 am

“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.’” (LK 18: 13)

Two persons, both praying, with different results. One—proud—didn’t see anything wrong with himself and expected from God only recognition of his excellence; the other—humble—looked at God expecting His mercy. When we pray, we come to God to worship Him, not us.

“God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, and entrusting to us the message of salvation.” (Gospel Acclamation)


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak