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During a Spred Session the Leader will read a short piece of scripture and this is followed by each person receiving a personal message from Jesus. Each week this page will display both a piece of Scripture and a personal message. I invite you to visit this site each week for your own spiritual nourishment.
Today, Jesus tells us the story about two men who when to the Temple to pray. One kept saying how good he was, the other man was humble and recognized that he needed help
Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else.
'Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, "I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like the rest of mankind, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get."
The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, "God, be merciful to me, a sinner".
This man, I tell you, went home again at rights with God; the other did not. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the man who humbles himself will be exalted.' (Luke 18:9-14)
_____, Jesus says to you today,
Know that I love you totally.
Know that I give you life.
This makes you humble.
you are like a mirror
in which we can see ourselves
with our limits and our possibilities.
Teach us to see ourselves
as loved by you completely
just as we are.
(Prayertime Cycle C – Renew International)