I’ve posted this video before but in light of yesterday’s post and the seemingly inconsistent ways we have treated certain “sinners”, I thought this would be a good reminder. So here is Tony Campolo telling the story about a birthday party for Agnes:
“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by all her children.” – Luke 7:34-35
What if we were to become a friend of sinners? What if we didn’t measure others by our own righteousness, but measured ourselves and others against the righteousness of God? What if we would love other sinners as we love ourselves and believe that God loves us?
Others might actually believe the gospel we proclaim is good news!