Saturday 20 February 2021

About Today Readings

Isaiah 58:9-14. Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may be faithful in your sight – Psalm 85(86):1-6. Luke 5:27-32.

Are we aware of those who need help, rather than judgment

‘You can tell a man by the company he keeps,’ so the old saying goes. Even before Jesus was born, there was much speculation regarding what the Saviour would be like. Many believed that he was only coming to settle accounts and to pass judgment and punishment on sinners. But when Jesus did arrive, he assured us that he had come to bring healing to our broken humanity. This explains his statement: ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick’. This also explains Jesus’ loving outreach to Levi, a tax collector, and considered to be a religious outcast. As Levi is called in love, he too responds in love. Jesus is aware of all of us who are in need of healing and forgiveness. In our own lives how often are we aware of those who are also in need of a help rather than judgment?

 

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