God so loved the world Everything Jesus did confused the religious folks of His day. He hung out with tax collectors, sinners and the people they reviled the most. They could not see what God was plainly demonstrating to them; Jesus loves the world while they hated the world. Stuck in a religious system of self proclamation and self righteousness they could not understand that God Himself would spare no effort to reach the lost, the broken and the discarded. My question is this: Is today's church any different? If someone in raggedy clothes stumbled into a service smelling of body odor, wine and maybe worse would he be cared for? Or would he be cast out as an undesirable presence not worthy of the company of those sitting in their pews? Jesus loved the world- selah Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.