How Could Jesus Associate with Such People?

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Luke 5:17-39 today.
It is odd what we want the church to look like. In many places, we only want everyone to look the same, to be full-grown Christians, who have no problems,and have good reputations. The critics of Jesus were the same way. They saw Him eating with undesirable people. Luke wrote, “And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, ‘Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?'” (Luke 5:30). Who else should the tax collectors and sinners been eating with? Who else should Jesus have been teaching? Those people needed what He had to offer so that they could become holy people of God. Should
those undesirables have merely associated with themselves, making themselves worse? No, they needed someone who could show them the light.
What do you think when you see an undesirable in the worship services?

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