Mark 2: 13-17 — The Call of Levi
13 [Jesus] went out along the sea. All the crowd came to him and he taught them. 14 As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeu, sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. 15 While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who followed him.
16 Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors and said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 17 Jesus heard this and said to them [that], “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”
Disclaimer & Disclosure: From the “365 Days with the Lord” Daily Liturgical Guide from our Pauline Family.