Saturday, February 25 ::: Calling Sinners

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After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his house,and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them.  And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying,“Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”  And Jesus answered them,“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

Luke 5:27-32

audio :  “Death By Triple Fiddle”, Sam Bush, Joshua Bell, Edgar Meyer, & Mike Marshall

image : Beech Forest I (1902), Gustav Klimt

Today, if we could really be persuaded that we are miserable sinners—

that the trouble is not outside us but inside us, and that therefore, by the grace of God, we can do somethingto put it right—

we should receive that message as the most hopeful and heartening thing that can be imagined.

Dorothy Sayers, 20th century

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