How many times do you go to the doctor when you are "healthy"? For most people that answer may be once a year for their "wellness" check because of their insurance. Nowadays if you can afford insurance, you still may not go even when sick. I find that even though I have a chronic invisible illness and insurance I don't go because of other responsibilities but if I get sick, who takes care of them? I still have to plug away unless it is 20 on the 1 to 10 scale of pain.
Jesus came and ate with the sinners - why? Not because of the uproar it caused with the Pharisees but because the sinners were who HE came to save. He showed them that by meeting them IN THEIR PLACE that HE cared about them and their LIVES. Do we step up to that plate or do we run and hide?
Not long ago there was a story traveling around Facebook about group of Christian women including a Pastor's wife who visited a strip club and ministered to the dancers. Having dinner with the sinners!
I pray that you invite sinners to join you at your table! Bring them to dine with Jesus!
Much love to you all!