Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.
What a hook! I want to find out if I am one of those to whom Jesus is addressing this parable.
And yes: often I am the self-righteous one who compares myself favorably to others and wonders why others don’t act, think, and speak as I do.
But now and again I become aware of my arrogance and face my failures, weaknesses, and woundedness. In these moments of truth, I dare to ask God’s mercy so that I may instead act, think, and speak with the mind and heart of Jesus Christ.