As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.
While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
Jesus welcomes those who are treacherous and despised. He even welcomes me. Whom do we exclude? Challenging isn't it?
Thank you, my Lord, for making me welcome. Amen.