In Matthew 18 (specifically 18:15-17) Jesus says that if people dont repent, then they should be treated like a pagan or a tax collector. Read that, then get ready to protest, get crafting some hateful signs and placards.
Back? Good. Before we start the pagan purge, its worth looking up what Jesus meant by treating someone like a pagan or a tax collector.
Now, as far as the Jews were concerned, they were the lowest lifeform. But, funnily enough, whenever we see Jesus interacting with any sinners, pagans or tax collectors, it doesnt look anything like a public protest. Jesus shows each sinner He meets a soft heart and honest care. When He came across someone who He disagreed with, Jesus, looking at him, loved him (Mark 10:21 ESV). When He met an outcast tax collector, He told him: I must stay at your house today (Luke 19:5 NIV). When Judas, His betrayer, sold Him out, He called him friend (Matthew 26:50).
He wasnt pretending they werent sinners. But He loved them to the point of spending so much time with them that others thought He was just as drunk and sinful as them. He didnt care that others saw Him as nave or mistaken everything He did was to show sinners a way to a restored connection with the Father.
So what now? What would Jesus have you do and say regarding the unrepentant, leastworthy person you know? Make a mini placard that bears His message of love to them.
Soulfood : Gal 1-3, Matt 13:24- 35, Ps 101, Prov 13:20-23