Three Men in the Temple

The great danger of meditation and other techniques for the inner life: it often ends up as dialogue with oneself. In Jesus' parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, the Pharisee entered the Temple of God and did nothing more than dialogue with himself. The Greek text says, πρὸς ἑαυτὸν ταῦτα προσηύχετο: the most direct …