The reason we don’t reach out more to undesirable people is because they are, well, undesirable. But how much of that undesirableness is because they are actually toxic to us, and how much is a description we have assigned based on our own preferences? This is why it’s uncomfortable to read that our Messiah made a habit of reaching out to the undesirables. It gets even more uncomfortable when we realize we ourselves are undesirable, but He reached out to us anyway.
Leviticus 14:1-15:33; 2 Kings 7:3-20; Exodus 29:19-21; John 5:19-20, 14:9-15; James 1:26-27, 4:1-12
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Music: “Made to Leave” (feat. Mason Clover), Exodus Road Band, Heart of the Matter, 2016. See the official video on Youtube at https://youtu.be/3_w1EGc78Y4. The Exodus Road Band’s music is available at www.exodusroadband.com.