Jesus and His disciples were at home having supper with a collection of disreputable guests. Unlikely as it seems, more than a few of them had become followers. The religion scholars and Pharisees saw Him keeping this kind of company and lit into His disciples: “What kind of example is this, acting cozy with the riffraff?” Jesus, overhearing, shot back, “Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? I’m here inviting the sin-sick, not the spiritually-fit.” (Mark 2:15-17)
Born on December 9, 1969, in New York City, Jakob Dylan, the son of singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, forged a career in music as well. As lead singer and songwriter for The Wallflowers, Jakob had major hits as well as Grammy wins. He commented: “People watch [reality] shows and want to see you live a terrible life and embarrass yourself. But I’ve got a life that really matters to me, and that’s because of the way I was raised. My ethics are high because my parents did a great job.”
Like his father (Gotta Serve Somebody and Saved) Jakob has written much about the spiritual condition of humankind; specifically our need for outside help. In “Hospital for Sinners” he writes about the church as a continuing demonstration of the ministry of Jesus in our sick world. Take a listen!