The Master’s Mission (Mk.2:13-22)

When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the “sinners” and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?” On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mk.2:16-17)

Not Rule-oriented but Love-oriented

Jesus set a new standard for spirituality. He broke away for the hypocritical tradition and challenged His followers to live the new life. He loved people and cared for those who were in need- need of salvation, healing and deliverance.

Not Traditional but Relational

The observation of traditional practices have become opportunities to accuse those who did not rigidly follow them. “We do this and you don’t” was a way of pointing finger at someone. But Jesus taught that it was dependant on who you are rather than what you do. If you are related to the bridegroom, then you are in, otherwise not.

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