Levi held a great banquet at his house for Jesus. While a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them, the Pharisees, along with the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect, complained to Jesus’ disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered them, “It is the sick who need a doctor, not the healthy. I have come to call sinners to repentance, not the righteous.” (Luke 5:29-32)
From this passage, it would appear that Jesus had a doormat that read: “All flakes welcome.” Are you rather selective about who you welcome? What about church – are “all flakes welcome” there? Should they be? Why or why not? Does the world grasp that it’s welcome in your church? How can Christ’s people set out the same doormat Jesus laid out?