” After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he left all, rose up, and followed Him. Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them. And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, “Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
Have you been in a situation where you just long to share the good news about Jesus, but you have a mental list of the “right” people who would be acceptable, right? Jesus was often criticized by the religious authorities for the company He kept! But He welcomed those everyone else avoided, because He knew they needed Him most! Lord, please help me see people through Your eyes of love and to welcome all those You bring into my life.