A Story Jesus Told (With A Twist)
Two men were praying. One was an organic church guy, and the other was a pastor of evangelical church. The organic church guy stood by himself and prayed this prayer: “I thank you, God, that I am not like other people—domineering, controlling, unbiblical. I’m certainly not like this pastor! I am the church wherever I go, I understand the evils of hierarchy, plus I give money to the poor, not to pay for buildings.”
But the evangelical pastor stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, “O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.” I tell you, this pastor, not the organic church guy, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
Taken, with some liberties (okay, a lot of liberties) from Luke 18:10-14.