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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/011715.cfm
Jesus went out along the sea. All the crowd came to him and he taught them. As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed Jesus. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who followed him. Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with sinners and tax collectors and said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus heard this and said to them, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”
Jesus came to save us. The sinners of the world, He brought us hope, healing and forgiveness. Have you taken advantage of what Jesus has to offer or do you think He did not come for you? He tells the Pharisees who He came for, why can you not believe Him?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for sending your Son for me. Your healing and graces have given me new life and hope for my future. In Jesus’ Holy name I praise you, Amen.
Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.