People sometimes make the mistake of thinking that Jesus got into trouble for associating with the “sinners.” But that’s not true. His actions were controversial because he associates with both the “sinners” and the “saints.” He called out the “sinners” and “saints,” and he loved the “sinners” and the “saints.” And, he spent time with the “sinners” and the “saints.”
In today’s age of pointing fingers and righteous indignation, we continue to create our own echo chambers screaming at the top of our lungs along with like-minded people. For anyone that we disagree with, we harass, unfriend, unfollow, and cancel.
What would happen if we got into a bit more trouble by spending time with the sinner and the saints?