Excerpt: "Why were the Pharisees so furious with Jesus? After all, they were themselves dedicated to giving alms to the poor and feeding the hungry sinners. But there was one key difference: Jesus "ate with sinners." This one simple act of Jesus sitting down at the table and eating with them granted a new sense of dignity to hungry, hopeless people, and it enraged the Pharisees and teachers of the Law."
Woodley, Randy, "Just Land: What are the Key Justice Issues for Native People in the U.S.? (Chapter 12 of The Justice Project)" (2009). Faculty Publications - Portland Seminary. 123.