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Luke 5″30 -32: ‘And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, “Why do You eat wand drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”‘ The issue of eating with sinners was a sensitive in Judaism since some believed that eating with such company conveyed an acceptance of that person’s sin. No need of a physician – Jesus was not saying that the Pharisees and scribes had no need of spiritual healing. Instead He was saying that only those who know their spiritual need can be treated. Jesus’ mission was to call sinners to repentance. Repentance is pictured as a patient who recognizes that illness is present and that only Jesus, the Great Physician, can treat it. A humble approach to God for spiritual healing is the essence of repentance. Enjoy your weekend brothers and sisters – stay safe and LOVE one another.

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