Mike Riccardi of The Cripplegate briefly examines the parable of the pharisee and the tax collector as found in Luke 18:9–14. His teaching is especially relevant in light of all the attention that has been given in recent weeks to the Roman Catholic Church. As he concludes his article, Riccardi asks:
What are you trusting in for your acceptance with God? This is the most important question you will ever answer. Are you trusting in Jesus plus: Being a good person? caring about people? humanitarian efforts? volunteer work? church attendance? baptism? going to confession? participating in the mass?