We did not know whether to laugh or cry when we were told of a Sunday school teacher who, after an hour of excellent instruction on this latter parable in which he had thoroughly explained the abuses of Pharisaism, concluded in prayer—in all seriousness: “Thank you, Lord, that we are not like the Pharisee in this story”! And we had to remind each other not to laugh too hard, lest our laughter be saying, “Thank you, Lord, that we are not like that Sunday school teacher.”
Fee, Gordon D.; Stuart, Douglas (2009-10-07). How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (Kindle Locations 2957-2960). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.