Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Pharisee and the Publican

I chose one of the parables from Luke this Sunday to share with you.


Luke 18:9-14

And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer.

The Pharisee stood and was praying thus to himself, "God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer.

I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get."

But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying , "God, be merciful to me, the sinner!"

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted."

Have a blessed Sunday and remember to smile - God loves you!

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This morning on my walk I saw the first Robin of spring.
Now I know spring is on the way. :-)

4 comments:

  1. I can tell spring is coming, too! The buds on the maple are ready to burst. We worked outside yesterday and will do some more today.
    I need to go to Weis one day this week. Interested in coming with me?
    Blessed Sunday for you and Ken.

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  2. oh a Robin Redbreast..such a beautiful sign. Have a great sunday yourself!!!!

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  3. Your robins are very different to our robins in the UK, isn't it amazing how there are so many birds in the world and so different.

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  4. A beautiful photo of the bird. I wish you a wonderful new week :)

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