The antithesis of Jesus

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Nothing irritates me more than when Christians completely miss an obvious application of the scripture. Jesus hung out with the rejects of society. Samaritans, tax collectors, lepers. He loved them. Yet what do Christians do? Unfortunately, many of us would be the antithesis of what Jesus taught. We cross the street to avoid people who are different from us. We’re scared of the “inner-city” or the “ghetto.” We segregate ourselves by race, class, social standing or even health, and then avoid each other like the plague. That guy’s poor and dirty, I better not make eye contact. Isn’t that a bad part of town? I don’t want to go there.

Yet that’s where Jesus went.

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