I came

“I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Luke 5:32).

Nowadays, it is often seen in some workplaces that; only those who are currently involved try to get the appreciation for what someone has done in the past, even if they have contributed nothing to it.

I came

I came

How often, some of us may wonder, am I guilty of receiving unexpected appreciation for our lives? Just don’t do anything confusing, offensive, or intimidating; Then it is very easy to consider you a virtuous person.

But Jesus says that we should love those who do not agree with us; who do not share our goodness, even who do not love us.

Love demands that we get involved in the mess of people’s lives. He repeatedly got into trouble with religious leaders; who were more concerned about keeping their own reputation clean than about the spiritual condition of those people


They considered Jesus and His disciples unclean when they associated with sinners. But they were only trying to save people from their destructive ways (Luke 5:30-31).

True disciples of Jesus are willing to risk their own reputation in order to help others who are mired in the mud of sin.


Christ has sent us to draw others to Him.


O Lord, give me a heart of compassion for those who are lost in sin. Help me to uphold the dignity of your holy name without worrying about what others think of me. Amen.