Wednesday, September 07, 2022

The Evangeliad (26:1-3)

Section 26:1-3 (corresponding to Luke 15:1-3)

As Jesus ministered through Galilee,
Many called sinners came out to see;
Even the publicans came with the crowds,
Following Jesus in town and out.

The scribes and Pharisees murmured at this,
Saying, "Who does this man think that he is?
Is he Messiah, and if so then why
Does he receive sinners here by his side?"

Then Jesus himself, having heard their complaints
About those he welcomed there on the way,
Replied by speaking directly to them,
A parable-answer to what they had said.