Thursday, November 6, 2014

Reflection: Luke 15:1-10

Luke 15:1-10 – 31st Week of Ordinary Time

This Gospel begins with the Pharisees complaining about Jesus (again)! This time they are criticizing Jesus for welcoming the people that they consider unclean: the sinners. Jesus not only heals sinners but he also has the audacity to dine with them! Jesus once again is not behaving properly (at least in the Pharisees’ eyes).

I wonder how the simple act of Jesus sitting down and sharing a meal with “those unclean people” changed those individuals’ hearts and lives. For once did they truly feel valued and accepted simply for who they were? I wonder how that simple but significant moment changed their lives and their hearts.

Today Jesus invites us to sit down and share a meal with him even though we are “unclean.” How will you respond? How will I respond?

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