Luke 15:2 says that Jesus is not just receiving sinners; he is looking for them and eagerly awaiting their coming. He has his eye out for them. The word “receive” sounds passive, but Jesus is not passive. He is actively seeking you and me to come to him and eat with him.
Luke 15 is about the love of God coming into our communities to find lost sons and daughters. It’s about the identity of Jesus Christ and the meaning of his mission in the world. We are made to be filled with God.
Look at him. Consider Jesus. Know Jesus. Learn what kind of person it is you say you trust and love and worship. Soak in the shadow of Jesus. Saturate your soul with the ways of Jesus. Watch him. Listen to him. Stand in awe of him. Let him overwhelm you with the way he is. Come “Home” to Jesus