But the Pharisees and their teachers of religious law complained bitterly to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with such scum?” Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.
(Luke 5:30–31, NLT)
Those who are scrupulous about the law are concerned with separating people into groups. What group you belong to is the most important thing to them. Ultimately, they divide people into those who are in and those who are out. Anyone who attended high school will understand this concept.
Jesus blows away the dividing lines. People are people.
- I want to be like Jesus in this regard.
- I, too, am sick.