The guest of sinners

That’s Jesus. Maybe it’s the new version, but I hadn’t seen it quite this way before. After Jesus calls Zacchaeus out of the tree, Luke 19:7 says, “And when they saw it, they all grumbled, ‘He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.'”

I can hear the disgust and see the sneer. The spiritual people of the day judged both Jesus and Zacchaeus, because Jesus dared to be the guest of a sinner, not just a guest even, but a self invited guest.
I’m glad, because he could come to my house.
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