The tax collector, the fisherman and the doctor

For 19 January 2008, Saturday of 1st week, based on Mark 2:13-17

Jesus went out again beside the sea; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them. As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were also sitting with Jesus and his disciples—for there were many who followed him. When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard this, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Paul-Dominique Masiclat OP

Paul-Dominique is a friar of the Province of France and is living at the Priory of Strasbourg where he is cantor. He was born in the Philippines and grew up there before moving to Britain, to the United States and then to France. His current ministry involves promoting interreligious dialogue with the Council of Europe and its member states.