May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/011616.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 call you and I to His table, to Him. He did not come for those who are perfect. He came so you and I would have salvation. Sometimes it is hard not to look down on others and think we are better than they are, but remember, Jesus came for them too.  

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your salvation. Knowing that I do not have to be perfect to be with you is life awakening and life sustaining. Never let me forget it, in Jesus’ holy name I ask for this grace, Amen. 

Lord, in your strength the king is glad.

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