“Some scribes who were Pharisees noticed that Jesus was eating with sinners and tax collectors, and they asked his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?’” (Mark 2:16).
Reflection: Jesus broke down false barriers that people set up among themselves, and instead acknowledged the equal human dignity of every individual, despite what common opinion might say. He moved to those who needed his help instead of rejecting them because of who they were.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, give us the mind of Christ, that we may never cast off any human person or group, but rather be vehicles of your care for them. Amen.