Jesus would rather let himself be called a sinner among sinners, a prostitute and wrongdoer, a glutton and a drunk, than to set himself apart from human misery (Matt 11:19). When we read, “He is the firstborn from among the dead” (Col 1:18), it means that Jesus appeals to the dead. Tell those who feel as if dead that Jesus is theirs. To those who feel worthless, whose life seems of no value, say: “Your life must be worth something, since Jesus has come into it. Yes, from out of the world of the dead, new life can be born in you.
Source: Everyone Belongs to God