Luke 18: 9-34.

Again Jesus challenges assumptions and priorities – here specifically those things we rely on for self-worth and salvation. He draws a striking contrast between the Pharisee and the tax collector, uses infants to challenge adult pride and finally tells a morally upright religious man to give away everything he owns.

Jesus is overturning what people saw as signs of God’s approval and blessing. Instead signs of God’s kingdom and true hope are found in humility, vulnerability and weakness.