Integral Mission in the Ministry of Jesus: Luke 7:36-50 and 19:1-10
The two encounters with Jesus in Luke 7:36-50 and 19:1-10 might not seem on the surface have much to do with integral mission, justice or indeed with each other. But on closer examination the issues are very pertinent. The two people, a man and a woman, are different. But they have some things in common. Neither of them suffers obvious financial hardship, but they are nevertheless part of the marginalized people of Jewish culture. They are both despised by the upright; both rejected by the religious mainstream. And they both become at the centre of issues of hospitality.