All of us long to know we matter; to God and to others. Nothing is more disconcerting than not knowing where we stand in the world. So many voices seek to define us on a daily basis. What if all we need is one voice telling us who we are and whose we are?
Luke says that Jesus told this parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector “to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt.” Sometimes our attitudes derail our best intentions. When do we find ourselves going “Up the Down Staircase” and what does Jesus want us to do about it.