Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Prayer for Saturday, May 28, 2011

“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)

1 comment:

  1. Indeed the sinners sat with the Lord and his disciples. And during the meal our Lord asked them to sin no more. But unfortunately we all sin over and over again. But let us never stop asking for forgiveness. Modern man runs into trouble when he forgets to ask for pardon or even does not accept the fact that he sins.