In today’s gospel reading, Luke 5:30-32 said, “The Pharisees and their scribes complained to His disciples and said, ‘Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?’ Jesus said to them in reply, ‘It is not those that are well who need the doctor, but the sick. I have come to call not the upright but sinners to repentance.'”
I think this passage is trying to tell us that God loves all of us, regardless of who we are. Regardless of the brand of clothes behind your back or the kind of shelter over your head, everyone in this world are children of God. And, he will continue to bless us with His Grace, no matter what. He promised us this in the Beatitudes too.
And, I hope that this promise is enough to keep you going through the day, through the good times and bad. Because, even on those darkest times, He promises not to forsake us. After all, If He dines with the tax collectors and sinners (who supposedly are the worst people ever), why not you, the person He molded and created with His own hands-with every “sugar and spice” inside?
So, here I am, reminding you, that no matter who you are, you are always in the holy presence of God. And no matter how you view Him, God will always bless you with His love.
And, for the rest of us, who already feel blessed. Please don’t look down on those who seem worse off. In God’s eyes, we are all equals. Instead, given the privilege to be brothers and sisters, there’s no better way to honor this than to help each other, to be a source of light to each other, and be instruments of God’s works in other people’s lives. After all, that may be the reason why He filled the world with people- for us to touch each other’s lives and bless us through one another.