All Inclusive

When looking through the lens of love…everything belongs.

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Luke 5:12-13

Now there was a man full of leprosy in one of the towns where he was; and when he saw Jesus, he fell prostrate, pleaded with him, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I do will it. Be made clean.” And the leprosy left him immediately.

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Back in the time of Jesus, if someone had leprosy…or really any obvious, debilitating disease…that person would be ostracized.

No one would have anything to do with them because they thought the person was ritually unclean.

No one would have been allowed to touch that person or they would also be seen as unclean.

That’s why the leper asked to be “made clean.”

Jesus is restoring this man to his community and to wholeness.

By touching this man, Jesus would have made himself ritually unclean.

So, we see Jesus again breaking the religious laws that had nothing to do with love.

Compassion always takes precedent over the law.

In the eyes of God, no one is unclean.

We are all seen as beloved children.

That means everyone…even those doing the most despicable acts.

So if you are feeling left out, like you don’t belong, know that God never excludes anyone!

God is love.

Accept it.

Allow it to bring you peace.

Then be a channel of that peace to the world.

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Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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