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Reflection for Sunday

Reflection for Sunday's passage.

Tax is the common thread:

both tax collector

and pharisee

bound together in a system of taxing the poor,

one in the name of government

and the other in the name of religion.

Both limit the poor

by fleecing them with tax law

yet one knows it is unjust

the other hides behind a religious righteousness

that keeps the poor poor in the name of God.

Shame on religion.

The tax collector

confesses a system he knows takes from the poor

where it hurts most

and doesn't like being part of it.

The pharisee supports a system

of taxing

that Jesus turned the tables on

where temple tax is does the dirty

by washing clean the sacrifice.

A parable about pride and humility,

or one that takes a subtle swipe

at a religion that has forgotten

who and what it is to love.

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