Where Do You Go? (Luke 7:36-8:3)
Rather than be a home for the homeless, the church has too often been a collection of like-minded individuals committed to the idea of its own moral superiority. The church has done great harm to people because they’ve been deemed different, rather than extend the open arms of welcome and embrace.
But we follow Jesus, the one who left behind the safety of convention and received the gift given by a woman whom everybody else was convinced should be forgotten. We don’t get to stand on a mountaintop looking down on everyone else and say, 'You, you, and you . . . you all make it. But you . . . there’s no hope for you.'
The whole point of following Jesus is that we who’ve been shown love and acceptance are in the best possible position to know how badly others need it—how badly we still need it.
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