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8th Sunday of Luke: Matt 9:9-13 “Go and find out what this means: ‘I desire mercy not sacrifice’’

“Go and find out what this means: ‘I desire mercy not sacrifice’’ (Matthew 9:13). There is not an exhortation in the whole of scripture that needs more desperately to be pondered by Christians today than this sentence that Jesus says to the Pharisees after they criticize him for associating with sinners. Mercy and sacrifice produce completely different conceptions of holiness. ... Read More »