I think it’s that he welcomes sinners. In other words, He forgives.
Isn’t that wonderful? No matter how we fail, we can always be welcomed back by God.
When it comes to welcoming others back into our hearts, how do we compare to our wonderfully welcoming God?
Do we hold grudges? Do we plan for the downfall of someone who’s hurt us? Or do we open our arms to them despite what they’ve done to us.
If we hold a grudge against someone, the door to God will be closed. It will be absolutely closed, with no way to him. Only if we forgive others will we be forgiven. I am sure that many prayers are not heard because the person praying has a grudge against someone, even if he is not aware of it. Jesus says more than once that before we pray we must forgive. If we want Jesus, we must have a forgiving heart.
– J. Heinrich Arnold
It all comes down to this question: Can we forgive others as Jesus did on the Cross? Are we able to accept that we are sinners, too?
Welcoming back into our world those who have hurt us, is a Christian requirement. And God is waiting for us to do it.