When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?” But when Jesus heard this, He said, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Matthew 9:11-13

We wouldn’t blame a sick person for going to the doctor. In fact, we think that’s a good thing to do! Likewise, the healthy often seek out a doctor to uncover any unseen illnesses. So why should sin be any different?

Let us be like God and desire compassion, and celebrate the sinner who comes to Jesus seeking healing!