" 'Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?' Jesus said to them in reply, 'Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do.' " Luke 5:30b-31
Someone was always questioning Jesus' eating practices, weren't they? But this was query was really aimed more at Jesus' association with the "unseemly" crowds. Why would a holy Man want to spend time hanging out with the dregs of society? Wouldn't He rather spend time rubbing elbows with the religious elite? Jesus' response cuts right to the point: "The sinners know they need saving. You think you need no saving."
Isn't that really what He meant?
It is true that "evil company corrupts good morals". But it is also true that unless we spend time with the least, we will not have any impact on the world. There is a balance, and Jesus found it. His closest friends were those who followed Him and learned from Him. But He also spent time looking for those who needed His healing and saving touch.
My Offering to God: I will pray today for those condemned by others.
I'm sorry this is such a short post today. If anyone knows how to hook up a grapefruit (lemon, grape, apple, etc.) to a multimeter and get it to produce voltage, I would much appreciate any information you can pass along! Our oldest son has a science fair project...ugh!