Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The Pharisee, standing erect, prayed as follows by himself: "'O God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people--I am not a thief nor a cheat nor an adulterer, nor do I even resemble this tax-gatherer.
I tell you that in the same way there will be rejoicing in Heaven over one repentant sinner--more rejoicing than over ninety-nine blameless persons who have no need of repentance.
"All of these," said the young man, "I have carefully kept. What do I still lack?"
"Rabbi," he replied, "all these Commandments I have carefully obeyed from my youth."
For I bear witness that they possess an enthusiasm for God, but it is an unenlightened enthusiasm.
as to zeal, a persecutor of the Church; as to the righteousness which comes through Law, blameless.