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: