30th Week in Ordinary Time : Mission Sunday, 23rd October 2022

Daily Word Of God

Luke 18:9-14

Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else: ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, “I thank you, God, that I am not grasping, unjust, adulterous like the rest of mankind, and particularly that I am not like this tax collector here. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes on all I get.”

‘The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his breast and said, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”

‘This man, I tell you, went home again at rights with God; the other did not. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the man who humbles himself will be exalted.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • When we come before God, we should first face the truth of ourselves i.e. the way that we have lived the Gospel values as God wills of us.


  • The focus of our prayer should be on learning to love God more fully and not to focus merely on our sins, or the sins of others.


  • It is essential to know that it is by God’s graces that we are able to live the Thank the Lord unceasingly for all the blessings you have received from Him.