I read this quote from a book and it caught my attention. There are many things these words suggests:
1. Christ loves us so much that He wanted to be with the sinners. Ya know? The people who look bad and act mean. The people who obviously were not perfect or not even trying to be so.
2. That people with good character don't necessarily seek and are open to God because they are already fulfilled with themselves and their possessions. It is the notion that if you have everything in life, there is no room for Jesus to be needed. He isn't, you already have everything. At least you think so.
3. One more thing I recognize is that we don't have to be perfect. I know I am not. The fact Jesus didn't go straight to all the Goody-Goody people makes me feel loved because I know that I am not always good. "On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. " Mt. 9:11. It is those who are "sick"/sinners not the "well"/the people who try to be perfect, that Jesus had love and compassion for. Jesus wants to love sinners who are willing to accept Him as Savior.
Ultimately it takes more than being good or acting good to be saved. It takes Jesus. He sought for something deeper in the people He talked with and taught. It wasn't necessarily rules and regulations and following all of them that made one holy. It was a relationship with God, His Father, that gave joy and peace. Therefore, I would have to say this quote is true.