In the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Jesus presents two ways of praying, as well as two dispositions for prayer. How do we fit into both (not one or the other) of these examples and how can we grow away from the example of the Pharisee, to the humility and God-centered prayer of the Tax Collector?
CS Lewis uses a great deal of Logic to present his arguments in favor of the Christian Faith. Jesus uses Logic against his critics to show how even his critics constitute Good News in Jesus. Fr. Bill discusses how that Logic is used by Christ and why even the accusations of the Pharisees and Scribes against him, demonstrate the ultimate fall of evil because of Jesus.
Jesus begins his ministry with his own people, his neighbors from Nazareth. How did they respond to hearing his word, and what word did he speak to provoke that response? What does this say to our call to be instruments of that Word?