Reflection on Luke 5:27-32 ~
When Jesus dines with the large crowd of tax collectors, He gives them an opportunity to accept forgiveness and love so they may walk a righteous path. If we have interiorly experienced the misery of moral and spiritual poverty, we too are becoming transformed. When we then encounter situations such excessiveness, worldliness, superiority, or even see people who ignore others what are we to do? Without judgment, we must humbly, gently, and willingly offer the joy of our own restoration.
Luke 5 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Calls Levi
27 After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And he got up, left everything, and followed him.
29 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. 30 The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31 Jesus answered, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; 32 I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this Luke 5:27-32 Reflection – Becoming Transformed.