To me, the scariest thing in the Bible is the Pharisees. They were the most religious people of that day, thought they had it all figured out, and did everything right – on the outside. And yet Jesus said the most scalding words about them… turned away from them to focus on the dirty and outcasts.

It’s enough to send shivers down my spine. When we think we have it all figured out, do we?

Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

-Matthew 9:13-