From Him [Jesus] we learn how God acts toward people. The hypocritical, the
basically insincere, will find Him cold and aloof, as they once found Jesus; but the
penitent will find Him merciful; the self-condemned will find Him generous and kind.
To the frightened He is friendly, to the poor in spirit He is forgiving, to the ignorant,
considerate; to the weak, gentle; to the stranger, hospitable. By our own attitudes we may determine our reception by Him.