HE IS OUR PHYSICIAN
by Suzanne Borges
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the tax collectors and sinners, they said to His disciples, “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?”
17 When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (Mark 2:16-17, NKJV)
Jesus often spoke in metaphors. A metaphor is a verbal imagery that makes a direct comparison of two seemingly unlike items that share a commonality that a listener might understand.