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A terrific illustration

May 17, 2016

Of the father’s two sons the first responded rudely (to his dad’s request), “I wont,” and the second in all humble honour, “I will Sir!” But here’s the joke: it’s the first who actually did the dirty work, not Mr. Humble Pie. And here’s the parallel Jesus drew of the two: the first son was like all those that the Holy Joes branded as wicked, i.e. those they called ‘prostitutes’ and ‘sinners.’ And the second was like all the Holy Joes themselves: The Pharisees, the Priests, the Teachers of the Law, the Elders. How delightful! How frightful!

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