Ex-convicts in general, and former sex offenders in particular, are treated as outcasts in modern society. Once a person is assigned a label of “ex-convict”, “felon”, or “sex offender”, they are set up for many unique lifetime challenges and trials other people typically do not endure. Biblically, they might be considered modern day “lepers”.
In contrast to the rest of society, Jesus was neither repulsed by, nor fearful of, lepers in His time of ministry here on Earth. He allowed them into His close Presence; and, listened to, touched, healed, blessed and loved them. Jesus is still seeking and saving the lost, even those of us who are labeled felons, ex-convicts or sex offenders – modern day “lepers”. We can be healed and restored!