I did not come to call the righteous but sinners

January 18, 2020 5:00 am

“Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with sinners and tax collectors and said to his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ Jesus heard this and said to them, ‘Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.’” (MK 2: 16-17)

The black and white world we see only in very old movies; our world is more colorful. It might be nice to see good things happening to good people and bad things happening to bad people (we, of course, are not perfect, but for sure not bad at all; we can’t say the same about our neighbors). Our Lord’s strategy is different; He “did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” There is always a place in Our Lord’s heart for us sinners. Let’s go for breakfast with Him.

“The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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