There truly is no one like Jesus. From the beginning, He did everything different. He didn't spend his time with the movers and shakers, but with the poor and the desperate. He had time for everyone who requested it, healing and helping wherever He went. He touched lepers who were only accustomed to being cursed and kept at a distance. He gave dignity to fallen women, known sinners, and the general dregs of society. Jesus saw everyone as a child of God. He built no tabernacles. He established no mission headquarters. But He was on mission at every moment. His mission was people, wherever and whatever they were. He started where people were, not where we would prefer them to be. Jesus' mission was clear. Redeem everyone, no matter how messy the margins appear. (Excerpt from The Resurgent Church)
There is no one like Jesus. No one even comes close. He is for hope, not despair. Grace, not condemnation. Life, never death. At this very moment, Jesus is still infiltrating the darkest of places. The margins. Those places or people that make us the most uncomfortable. Jesus is right there doing what He does best, reconciling all that is broken! Let's get with Him on this mission!
"God is not ashamed of the lowliness of human beings. God marches right in. He chooses people as his instruments and performs his wonders where one would least expect them. God is near to lowliness; he loves the lost, the neglected, the unseemly, the excluded, the weak and broken."