Love erases all boundaries.
(Listen to my song “Make Me a Channel” by clicking HERE)
While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.”
Life is not a contest to achieve worthiness of being loved by God.
Unfortunately, lots of people think it is and that is why they are in a state of perpetual anxiety and fear.
If God would only love us once we achieve worthiness…then God would love no one.
We are all sinners…meaning at times we all choose our own selfish interests over God’s interests for us. We act out of our false selves and not our true selves.
Jesus was quite comfortable sitting with all the sinners at table…which would have been quite scandalous at the time. The religious leaders took issue with Jesus sharing a meal with such people.
But the only people Jesus seemed to take issue with were the religious leaders who wanted to separate themselves from those they deemed unworthy.
Jesus showed quite clearly that God wants to be with sinners.
How else will each of us truly experience the unconditional, transforming love of God?
Jesus wants to sit at table with you…just as you are!
Who is in need of experiencing this same unconditional, transforming love…through you?
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Remember…God loves you!