Rom. 14:7-12 | Ps. 27:1, 4, 13-14 | Lk. 15:1-10
Jesus is ridiculed because He eats with sinners, those who are poor and downtrodden. What Jesus tells us is that His love for us is beyond any conception. Jesus has come to bring love, joy and peace to all His people. Those who know they are in need of God’s love are those to whom Jesus brings the great forgiveness of God. Jesus tells us that this is so when He tells us that there is great rejoicing in heaven over one repentant sinner. This joy is similar to someone who has lost something of great value, for instance, a gift given to you from a lover, a spouse, or a child. Jesus has given us the greatest gift one could give us which is Himself. Paul tells us that Jesus came to earth, died and rose for us because of His great love for us. We are invited to accept this love and in return to love others.
How do you follow Jesus? How do you bring Jesus’ love to others? How do you go to the poor, lonely, and forsaken and bring Jesus to them?