A Tax Collector Prays for Forgiveness
We pray out of our Loneliness, Vulnerability, Our hurts and Abuse. For comfort. But Forgiveness?
First, the material before us is in parable form and therefore carries its own force to stir and provide the hearer to arrive at an interpretation. While some parables teach or confirm a teaching, others break up the soil of previous teaching and prepare for a new perspective.
an elderly black minister read this parable and gave a one-sentence interpretation: “Until you have stood for years knocking at a locked door, your knuckles bleeding, you do not really know what prayer is.