Are we Missing The Point as to Why Jesus Mingled With The Sinners?
There's this idea in our modern times that Jesus accepts everyone. That Jesus loves everyone.
Yes he does. He loves everyone.
But I think that some may be missing the point as to why Jesus mingled with the sinners, per the stories in the Gospels. He mingled with them to draw them to the divine life. He mingled with them to get them to turn their backs on their sinful life, and to get them to turn towards a life of goodness and repentance. He mingled with them to get them to convert, to have a change of heart, so that they might be saved and gain eternal life.
I think that if you're going to use the idea that Jesus accepts everyone, to justify your current way of life, I think you may be missing the point entirely.