17 Sat Feb 2018
After this Jesus went out and saw a tax-collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, â€˜Follow me.â€™ And he got up, left everything, and followed him.
Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax-collectors and others sitting at the table with them. The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, â€˜Why do you eat and drink with tax-collectors and sinners?â€™ Jesus answered, â€˜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 to repentance.â€™
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.