Christian Art Today: It is not the healthy who need the doctor


Illustration: The Doctor, by Sir Luke Fildes (1843-1927), Oil on canvas, Presented by Sir Henry Tate in 1894 to the Tate © The Tate Gallery, London

Illustration: The Doctor, by Sir Luke Fildes (1843-1927), Oil on canvas, Presented by Sir Henry Tate in 1894 to the Tate © The Tate Gallery, London

Gospel of 5th July 2019 - Matthew 9: 9-13


As Jesus was walking on, he saw a man named Matthew sitting by the customs house, and he said to him, 'Follow me.' And he got up and followed him. While he was at dinner in the house it happened that a number of tax collectors and sinners came to sit at the table with Jesus and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, 'Why does your master eat with tax collectors and sinners?' When he heard this he replied, 'It is not the healthy who need the doctor, but the sick. Go and learn the meaning of the words: What I want is mercy, not sacrifice. And indeed I did not come to call the virtuous, but sinners.'


To read on see: www.christianart.today/daily-gospel-reading/102


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