Who does Jesus call on? Who is Jesus seeking out? He is looking for those who need help and know they need help.
“ Then Jesus went out to the lakeshore again and taught the crowds that were coming to him. As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him. Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.) But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?” When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
I am one of those. I am one who was lost and wounded and broken. Jesus sought me out, he found me, is healing my wounds and fixing my broken parts. Do you need that kind of friend today? Will you answer Jesus’ gentle call? He is seeking out those who are trapped in the rubble of our collapsed and broken world. He loves you and longs to offer you help and healing. I know. I am one of those he sought and found.