Complaining vs Compassion

Was just struck in my devotional time this morning by the posture of the Pharisees in Luke 15 and Luke 16 and wonder how much I am prone to display the very same things?

They complain and Jesus pursues with compassion. How much of professional Christian life is geared so that we spend more time complaining about sinners than we spend in genuine compassionate friendship and relationship?

Jesus goes on from this interaction to speak of the lost sheep and the lost coin and the lost sons. What a gracious God who leaves the 99 to find the 1. May we be a people who join Him in that pursuit.

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