Jesus was called a “friend of sinners.” Perhaps it was intended as a criticism. But it was really a compliment. That was part of the character of Christ. He loved people. He loved all people. It didn’t matter how bad they were, he reached out to them.

This is convicting. How many non-Christians would consider themselves our friend? Could we find anyone in your town who is not a Christian but they still consider us their friend?

If we are following Jesus, there will be non-Christians who call us their friend.

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