“And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: ‘Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector’” (Luke 18:9-10).
Both of these characters will be in church Sunday. We are one or the other. The tax collector will be back because that’s what grace does. Having experienced it, we want to grow in it; recognizing that something is being accomplished in our lives. The Pharisee will be back because that’s what religion and self-righteous does. His state only grows worse with each passing week.