Saturday, March 12, 2011
Living the Story #4, Lent 2011
And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured against his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?" And Jesus answered 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." Luke 5:30 - 32
For most of my life I've been really good at doing things to people and not so good at doing things with people. It seems the problem the Pharasees have with Jesus here is the "with". There is no recording of anybody having a problem when Jesus fed the crowds. It's when he ate with them that caused trouble.
One of Jesus' names is Emmanuel or "God with us".
Today, you will encounter all kinds of people...a cashier, your waiter, a neighbor, a homeless person, your kids, your spouse, a friend...heck, you may even go to H & R Block and meet a tax collector! How can you be more with the people you're with today?