We want God to love us, but not them; to be on our side, but not theirs; to come to our aid, but forget about those others. But that’s not the way God works, and it’s certainly not the way Jesus works. Just look at who Jesus spent his time with: sinners, tax collectors, prostitutes. He went out of his way into the highways and byways to compel all to enter the kingdom, for he was sent to call not the righteous but sinners.

-Br. James Koester, SSJE

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