10 While He was reclining at the table in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came as guests to eat with Jesus and His disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 But when He heard this, He said, “Those who are well don’t need a doctor, but the sick do. 13 Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Why did Jesus hang around sinners? When you go to a doctor’s office all you see around him are the suffering because they want to be healed. In the same way, when the Holy Spirit convicts you of sin you go to the only one who can heal you, Jesus Christ. With Holy Spirit living inside of us, Jesus wants us to show mercy to others by introducing The Doctor that can cure them of their deadly illness called SIN. Let us take the time today to show someone mercy.