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Devotion for Tuesday in Lent 5

Luke 18

Here’s the catch.  We don’t get any credit from God for doing what we do.  Being kind, paying taxes, praying for others.  We don’t.

And it seems like the folks who live a hard life, you know the ones, they get all the breaks from God.  Sins forgiven, you know the rest.

What’s to keep a person going.

Think of this poor guy who goes to the temple and prays, “Lord, you know I’ve always tried to live the best, most honorable life I could.”  And he’s the bad guy?

“Lord be merciful to me, a sinner.”  It’s not the first phrase that immediately jumps to my lips when I pray.  But it helps us to see that it’s not about us.  It’s about the free gift of Jesus.

Maybe meditating on those words, helps to slow the mind, and dull the pride, and see more clearly what Jesus has done.  That’s what it’s all about.

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