Saturday, January 17, 2015

prayer diary Saturday 17 Jan 2015

The Pharisees … said to his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax-collectors and sinners?’... Jesus said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’ 
Mark 2.16,17

There is much irony in what Jesus says here: he tells his detractors he has come to call sinners; but we know, as St Paul reminds us, that 'all are sinners and have fallen short.' We must always be wary of thinking the sinner is the other man in need of God's help. Indeed he is; but so also are we.

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