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December 2, 2011

Share Christmas

“If I showed up at a church, the walls would probably fall in.”  That is, unfortunately, how many unchurched people feel about intersecting with the church.  It is their way of saying:  My life is too messed up for me to have a place in the church.  In Luke 5, the disciples were eating and drinking with tax collectors and those whom the religious community regarded as sinners.  The Pharisees thought the disciples should stay with “their own kind,” but Jesus responded:  “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”  (Luke 5:31-32)  In other words, it’s the very ones who think their lives are too messed up for Jesus who are the ones Jesus invites to share a meal with him.

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