“But you will be called the priests of the Lord; you will be spoken of as ministers of our God” (Isaiah 61:6).
What do a tax collector, prostitute, skeptic, and a thief all have in common? They are examples of the very people to whom Jesus ministered and proclaimed good news. Like our Savior, who role-modeled the life of service, we who are called priests and ministers (a reference to every disciple of Jesus) no longer have the benefit of living and acting out of self-interest. Ours has become an existence of intersecting with people from every walk of life that we might be His presence. We do not get to pick and choose those with whom we interact. He does.