The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,
“Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
He heard this and said,
“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.”
~ Matthew 9:11-12
I sometimes imagine what if we lived in a perfect world. What if Adam and Eve had never disobeyed God? They would probably be still alive for death is but the wage of sin. They would probably still be the only persons in paradise. Or, if they had offsprings, they would probably be in a state of sofalarity, a state of a total absence of discomfort. Oh happy fault for the sin of Adam and Eve that merited a savior who came “to call not the righteous but sinners.”
Heaven is a gladsome future to look forward to, after our travails in this valley of tears that the earth is. Sin makes love so magnificently salvific. I hate it when I sin. But knowing how weak and fragile I am, I know I am often more prone to sin that to do good. But knowing that I am loved by a loving God and the wonderful people He has brought into my life, I want to be good and overcome my sinfulness. I am not blind to the shortcomings and the troubles that plague me and others. Nor am I insensitive to the imperfections and vices around me. But the loving God I encounter every morning reminds me that He is present and active in my life.
“Lord, thank you for the gift of life. I try imagining what or where I would be without this gift and it is impossible.”