And Jesus answering said unto them,
They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Jesus’ religious opponents often said he made a point of hanging out with people who thought they were unfit
But Jesus had a good reason to act this way.
He wasn’t hanging out with the wrong people to be extraordinary, calm, weird, or weird.
The Lord was friends with all kinds of people because he loved everyone.
He came to free the enslaved people, find the lost, fix what was broken, and bring the sinner back to God.
Can we, as Jesus’ physical presence today, do anything less and still call ourselves Jesus’ Church?
Father, please forgive me when I choose to be safe with my friends and avoid getting involved in relationships that could get messy.
Please open my eyes so I can see all the people who are lost, alone, forgotten, and in need.
Please let me help them find your grace and their family among your people.
In Jesus’ precious name I pray.