The underdog

Ordinary Sunday 29, Year C
Luke’s gospel frequently highlights the wider biblical theme of God reversing the status of the mighty and the lowly. The gospel itself is about the ultimate prize going to the least deserving. Here are two parables of Jesus which express the great reversal of the gospel. Focussing on the second of them (Luke 18:9-14) we meet today two types of righteousness: self-righteousness and God’s righteousness. God’s salvation is for those who trust only in his mercy.

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