Twice a week.
I give a tenth
Of all my income.”
νηστεύω δὶς τοῦ σαββάτου, ἀποδεκατεύω πάντα ὅσα κτῶμαι.
Luke has Jesus tell this parable about a Pharisee and a tax collector that is only found in this gospel. Luke indicated that Jesus said that this Pharisee said that he fasted twice a week (νηστεύω δὶς τοῦ σαββάτου) and he gave a tenth of all his income (ποδεκατεύω πάντα ὅσα κτῶμαι). Normally, the Pharisees fasted on Mondays and Thursdays. This was a good thing. This Pharisee fasted and did not eat twice a week. Besides, he tithed all his income, as he gave 10% to the Temple. There was nothing wrong with this behavior. He was a faithful Jewish person. The problem was his attitude, not how he acted. Was is your attitude toward your religious practices?