Making House Calls

For I have come to call not the righteous…  Matthew 9: 9-17  Jesus sits with the marginalized of his society and the Pharisees are wondering why. Essentially he explains that a person in need of a doctor can’t be helped from a distance. The patient either has to come to the doctor or the doctor must go to the patient. There was a time in our society when doctors made house calls all the time. Today with advanced mass transportation we encourage people to come to us, forgetting that even in our society today, for various reasons, the marginalized still exist. For various reasons, they can’t or won’t come to us. Yet, God desires that every one be saved and every opportunity we take to reach out is a collaboration with the Gospel to sit with the marginalized, in order that all may be restored and preserved in that relationship between God’s creation and the divine.

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