Do you know anyone with a criminal record? You know, the kind that if a background check was run, people would say “whoa.”
Does it affect employment options? Absolutely. Housing options? You bet.
Jesus was surrounded by criminals. Literally.
If you are a follower of Jesus, are you willing to embrace someone with a criminal past? He does. He’s not ashamed to be with them.
How do you save a city riddled with crime? Save the criminals.
How does Jesus treat criminals who come to Him humbly and ask for His mercy? He says “Today, you will be with Me in paradise.”