The lessons of Jesus on prayer continue with this text.  Immediately before this, he told his disciples about the need to pray always, without becoming weary.  Now he addresses a more specific (albeit indefinite) audience: “those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.”  This particular note in the text is interesting […]

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Jesus leads his disciples once again to a familiar theme: prayer.  Earlier in the journey to Jerusalem (Luke 11:1–13), he was asked by a disciple: “Lord, teach us to pray…”  To this, Jesus responded with words addressed to the Father, a formula that is known as “The Lord’s Prayer,” albeit the Lucan version.  He then […]

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