Have you noticed when others try to trick you by hiding their true self? Or may be you have tried to fake others for acceptance. What if someone already knows your true color and behaves as if they are ignorant of that or be still accepting of you?
Jews in the first century considered tax collectors as their enemies. They were known for their unfair practices. Levi was a tax collector, but still Jesus asked Levi to follow Him. While Jesus was dining at Levi’s house, people criticized him.
Jesus knew who Levi was and his practices. And he knew that the community hated him, but still he told Levi to follow Him. Knowing who Levi was why did Jesus dine with him?
The answer is in Jesus words, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners.” Or in other words the reason why Jesus came is to save the sinners.
We might try to put our best self forward with others, but we don’t have to fake it with Jesus. Actually there is no use trying to fake it, Jesus knows us inside out! The good news is the same Jesus extends His invitation to us, “Follow me.”