The embrace of God’s grace is wider than most of us are willing to accept. God’s mercy stirs up within us an ugly response, especially when we see it offered freely to those we think are undeserving of it. The Jews of Jesus’ day felt they had God solely in their corner, and Jesus comes – to them and to us – to shatter that kind of thinking and to bring us face-to-face with the wideness of God’s mercy.
-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE