Re:Verse passage – Luke 15:1-10 (day two) Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him.2 Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” vs. 1-2
Have you ever been invited to a function talks about charity, homelessness, poverty, or other societal woe and yet nowhere in the event is someone who looks, represent, or who personally knows these issues first-hand? Don’t get me wrong there are many wonderful organizations that raise awareness and funds for great causes, but I think you understand my point. Would those same people come to a banquet if everyone was disheveled and hurting? Similarly in our churches do we talk about helping the hurting world, and yet don’t welcome them into our walls? Yes, Jesus received and ate with sinners, do you?