One of my favorites - after the Pharisees judged Jesus for hanging out with sinners, Jesus said,
"Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? Go figure out
what this Scripture means:
'I'm after mercy, not religion.' I'm here to invite outsiders,
not coddle insiders."
Matthew 9:12-13 (The Message)
God wants to show us mercy. He doesn't care about how well we practice our religion. He wants us to reach out to the lost of this world, not just make the Christians in our own churches feel better. Man - I love this passage!