Mark 2:13-17 "Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Reflection. Jesus was outside the walls of the synagogue and met a tax collector and called him to follow. Tax collectors were even less popular then than now. On this day in history Jesus found one. No one is outside of God's love in Jesus.
When we go about and Find One, we will discover that our churches change. Let's not be like those who were already on the inside who were critical of Jesus and his new friends. When folk come to faith they will not be mature Christians immediately! We should be those who rejoice the most that there will be new names written in the book of life.
Prayer. Lord Jesus, we rejoice that you called Levi to your side. May we follow your example. Help us to Find One. Amen.