Remember the lepers ~ A
Remember the ten lepers Jesus healed? (Luke 17:11-19)
They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us." (12b-13)
Lepers were the pariahs of the ancient world. They were (are?) the 'clubs' of rejection.
Maybe the vagrants of railway stations, the bus stations or the back-blocks are a modern reincarnation?
It is these 'fringe-dwellers' who are sufficiently wise to call out to Jesus for - whoever comes to Him He will never drive away. (John 6:37)
The outcasts are more likely to listen to Jesus, why? The rejected know few welcomes.
A NOTE TO THE REJECTED: Jesus loves you as you are, and not as you should be. (Brennan Manning)
The Last Word:
'Lepers' do not bring distaste to Jesus. He finds no disgrace. Because, He gives without finding fault.