This story carries much for our own reflection. The good news is that no one is beyond the love of God. Even when the religious think that it must be impossible for God to love such a sinner, God is not bound by these conventions. All too often religious leaders invest time and effort in debating who really deserves God’s love, while God quietly bypasses religious conventions and embraces the outcast with love. Our challenge is to learn to be as gracious as God.
Second Sunday after Trinity32 God’s Gracious Love
The Scripture passage for the day is drawn from Reuben Job and Norman Shawchuck, A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and other Servants, (Nashville, The Upper Room 1983), 202.
This reflection is from my own devotional exercises for the day.