Mercy, Not Sacrifice

GUWG-MercyWe continue our journey through every word spoken by Jesus in the Gospels to help us all KNOW JESUS MORE NOW.

We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.

Jesus invited Matthew — a tax collector and one of the biggest outcasts in town — to follow him. In response, Matthew threw a big party and invited a bunch of not-so-religious-y folks. That prompted this question from the religious leaders:

Why do you and your teacher eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?

Here’s how Jesus responded: