The parable of the Publican and the Pharisee. Life is simple. If you know a few simple things, and do them, you will be saved. A description of the complex ways of sin, modeled by the verbosity and judgment of the Pharisee, and the simplicity of righteousness, as shown by the publican.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Today we are beginning the Lenten Triodion, so in four weeks we begin Great Lent. There’s really a lot that goes on in Great Lent, but it’s really very simple, because life is simple. There’s really not much you need to know to succeed in life. You just have to do what you know. Great Lent is all about repentance, so we start with the gospel for the publican and the Pharisee, this…