“Sinners…Were Sitting with Him”
Thank you, Lord, that sinners were and are welcome to come and sit with you; thank you for your hospitality to them and to us.
Thank you, Lord, that sinners sat at dinner not only with you but with your disciples, which means of course that they are welcome to come and sit with those who are your disciples here and now.
The thing is, though, that sometimes we are not as welcoming, not at gracious, and not as loving as we should be. Forgive us and help us.
Another thing is that sometimes our “welcome” is offered in a condescending way. Forgive us and help us.
Grow our spirits so that we will see people as Jesus saw people and that we will love people as Jesus loved people.
“And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples.” (Matthew 9:10)