DAY 20 - Befriending Outcasts
"Then Jesus went out to the lakeshore again and taught the crowds that were coming to him. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him.
15 Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.) 16 But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees[a] saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?[b]”
17 When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.”
“I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.”
Who are the friendless in your life?
****I invite you to email me if you would like additional prayer support. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to pray for you and your child! Don’t be a stranger! Please reach out! You do not have to walk through this alone.
Music: Gillicuddy/Instrumental #2 Revisited