EVERYBODY IS IMPORTANT!
I wonder how many of us find it easy to put labels on people!
*“Oh I know him—he’s an alcoholic.” *“She’s an AIDS patient.” *“He’s divorced.” *“They are Catholics.”
Categorizing others creates distance and gives us a convenient exit strategy for avoiding involvement. …but Jesus took an entirely different approach.
He went about including people! John 1:14 says, “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” Jesus touched lepers and loved foreigners. His Facebook page included the likes of Matthew the IRS agent, and some floozy he met at Simon’s house….and me!
Jesus set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave. He became human !
Jesus sends this message: DONT CALL ANY PERSON COMMON. DONT CALL ANY PERSON UNFIT! Every person matters to God.