01/05 Matthew 9:11-13
But when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with such scum? ” 12 When Jesus heard this, he said, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do.” 13 Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
Sin separates us from God. Before the foundation of the World the Father, Son and Holy Spirit had a plan for the redemption of mankind. You count. I count. He offers each one of us the opportunity to believe in Him and accept His free gift of eternal life and relationship. We now are members of His family. We belong to Him.