by Fr Pius Magagula
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A preacher, trying to draw the attention of listeners would always make them take sides. His story would always contain a protagonist and a victim.
A protagonist – an initiator, someone that takes part in a scenario (my translation of the English word). In relation of the story, one would obviously be made, drawn to choose sides.
Coming down to the story, parable of Jesus; we are automatically drawn to condemn the Pharisee.
“This will be a perpetual law for you. On the tenth day of the seventh month you will fast and refrain from work, both citizen and resident alien; for this is the day on which the rite of exploitation will be performed for you to purify you, to purify you before Yahweh from all your sins.” (Leviticus 16:29-30)
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