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Scripture Matters: Essays on Reading the Bible from the Heart of the Church

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Chapter 8: Indecent Exposure
     Balanced Judgment

  • The Pharisees knew the Law. Ignorance was not their problem. Pride was their problem. They wanted to hold the prestigious authority of the Law while retaining their own self-righteousness.

"To condescend to the humblest duties, and to devote oneself to the lowliest service is an exercise of humility: for thus one is able to heal the disease of pride and human glory."

- Decretal on Penance (D. II., cap. Si quis semel)