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. 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’?” 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.” (Mark 2:15–17, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Jesus commissioned us to “go into all the world,” even though we are “not of the world.” How else are those “of the world” to see their way out of the world? “How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:14–15, NIV 1984).
My Advice – As we go, let’s not forget that we too are “sinners.” Just forgiven, through the blood of Christ. We’ve seen the “doctor” and have been made “healthy.” Pleased as we are with the results, we should refer others.