Sunday, July 7, 2013

What Would Jesus (Really) Do?

Dustin and I recently discussed what Jesus would look like if He were God in flesh today. I'm not talking physical appearance, I'm saying what would He be saying and doing and with whom would He be spending His precious time? We mentioned how Jesus' main crowd during His years of ministry consisted mostly of sinners.
Ok, we're all sinners. But think about the worst people you can imagine, the ones you don't want your kids to know about, the ones you avoid eye contact with when you pass them on the street. Those were the people that Jesus attracted. Not only did he attract them. He sought them out. Zacchaeus, for example, was called out of a tree by Jesus. He was a despicable human being among the Jews of the New Testament. He swindled them out of their money and deceived them. Jesus ministered to people possessed by demons, prostitutes, criminals. When I think about it, it blows my mind. If I'm supposed commanded to be like my Savior, why am I avoiding the people that need Him the most?

"And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, 'Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.'" - Mark 2:17

Tomorrow, I'm flying to Staten Island and staying there until Sunday. It will be an awesome week! We'll have around 80 volunteers and I won't just be doing communications stuff but also fun things like hosting and job site hopping! Pray for me and the other staff members this week, as we are a little short on helping hands but I firmly believe that God is going to strengthen us! Pictures and updates to come :)


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