Why were “sinners” so drawn to Jesus even before learning that he had come to suffer and die for their rescue?
Can we put ourselves in their place, and His? (Matt. 9:9-13)
Is it possible that the most righteous person who ever lived can identify with “the worst” among us better than we can?
Seems to me that it could be a bit frightening and embarrassing to consider the possibility that, without meaning to, and without realizing it, we have learned to drive off the very people who found Jesus so fascinating and inviting—even as He gave them reason to follow Him… and to think and love like He does.