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TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

Matthew 9: 9-13 

As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" But when he heard this, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners."


Thought for the Day

Jesus calls one of the most hated people of the time to be a follower, a tax collector. They were despised and avoided by just about everyone, except of course, Jesus. Deliberately calling someone, who is, in the eyes of everyone a sinner, gives us a real insight into Jesus. When the Pharisees object, he puts them in their place, saying 'Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' This sums up exactly, God's intentions towards humanity. He is not condemning, he is not enforcing law. He is exercising compassion and mercy.


 


 


 


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