Thursday, July 21, 2011

Yet Another Reason Why Playing Favorites Is Wrong - Mark 2

Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners
13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Jesus did not become a religious man, he became the need of the people. He did not play favorites like some "Christian" leaders do this day. They deem themselves "untouchable" and nobody is allowed to come near them or approach them outside of a "service". Just remember that they are a person just like you.

But I was thinking this applied more to playing favorites with people. The rich people expected Jesus to hang out with them. Like the poor didn't matter at all. But like he said, he did not come to help someone who dosn't need it.

What a just God huh?

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