God Sees the Heart (Luke 18:10-14) Publican and Pharisee
February 05, 2012 Length: 21:05
As we begin preparing our hearts for the annual Lenten journey, the Church presents us with the parable of the Publican and the Pharisee. Fr Tom reminds us that fulfilling God's commandments should not be a cause for pride, because humility teaches us that we are only doing our duty to Him as unprofitable servants.
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