Serving the Word: Mk 2: 13-17


Mark 2, 13-17:
“As he passed by, he saw Levi of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, ‘Follow me.AND HE GOT UP AND FOLLOWED HIM… While Jesus was at table in his house, some of the scribes and Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with tax collectors and sinners, they said to his disciples, “He eats with tax collectors and sinners”. When Jesus heard this, he said to them, “Healthy people do not need a doctor, but sick people do. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners”.

The tax collectors were undesirable people, very badly looked upon and hated by the population.
But Jesus came to them and even ate with them.
We see today how Jesus calls a publican and sinner to be his follower.
The salvation that Jesus brings is for everyone, and more so for those who need it most.
We can all sit very quietly behind our particular “tax desk”
No matter how lazy you may be at your “tax desk”, do not doubt that Jesus has his call and his mercy always reserved for you.
Feel Christ’s salvation very close to you and sit at his table this weekend, the table of the Eucharist.
Good day.

Antonio Maria Sanjuan Marin, cmf

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