"You've barely dipped a toe into Matthew's gospel when you realize Jesus hails from the Tilted-Halo Society.
Rahab was a Jericho harlot.
Grandpa Jacob was slippery enough to warrant an electric ankle bracelet.
David had a personality as irregular as a Picasso painting - one day writing psalms, another day seducing his captain's wife.
But did Jesus erase his name from the list?
Not at all...
Why did Jesus hang his family's dirty laundry on the neighborhood clothesline?
Because your family has some too.
The dad who never came home.
The grandparent who ran away with the coworker.
If your family tree has bruised fruit, then Jesus wants you to know, "I've been there."
~Max Lucado, "Next Door Savior"