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Matthew 9:10-11
While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”

Napakalalim ng kalungkutan na maaring dalhin ng pag-iisa. Malungkot ang maging outcast, yung pwera ka at hindi kasali. Malungkot that you fall in the cracks or are pushed to the margins because you are unacceptable to many. Being an outsider can cause so much feeling of inadequacy, sometimes of resentment and even hardening of the heart. Causing people to be isolated and keeping them that way can be most unkind because people need, want and thrive in well-timed and well-spaced human company.

Kahit maiksi lang ng buhay ng Panginoon dito sa lupa, ipinakita nyang halimbawa sa atin ang pakikihalubilo nya sa mga marginalized. He joined and fellowshiped with outcasts against the expectation that he would be joining the “holy” crowd, he, being a teacher and a miracle worker. He gave companionship and attention to the downtrodden and the oppressed. Hindi siya nakihalubilo sa mga nasa social registry, sa mga sikat, sa mga “in” dahil advantaged na nga ang mga ito. Dun sa mga nalimutan, kinalimutan at ipinwera ng sistema siya nakipagmabutihan. Nakihalubilo at nakisalamuha siya sa mga tinatawag na makasalanan.

Tayo ba’y namimili ng sasamahan? Could we be withholding ourselves from people who need our company dahil lang umangat na ang estado natin sa buhay? Gaano na karami ang pinagkakaitan natin ng ating companionship? Makisalamuha rin tayo tulad ng ginawa ng ating Panginoon.

Ed Lapiz

Day By Day Christian Ministries

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