“Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.’” (LK 15: 1-2)
This group of people: “the Pharisees and scribes,” are never dying; we can always hear their complaint: “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” But this is our mission—to go to sinners, people in need.
It was something unique in Our Lord’s voice, gestures, and teaching that “tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus.” In today’s world, many in need want to hear the Good News, not to be blamed and punished, but to be inspired and encouraged.
“I will get up and go to my father and shall say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and you.” (Verse before the Gospel)
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