Reflection on Mark 2:13-17 ~
Think about the moments of God’s love in scripture passages where Jesus reaches out to those who are poor, considered sinners, or wealthy. For a current day perspective regarding the world’s top 1% wealthiest people, consider the “Giving Pledge.” Over 175 Billionaires have committed to using the majority of their wealth for philanthropy, totaling more than $500 Billion. Their individual giving focus may not be perfect, but isn’t this at least a movement of the heart in the right direction?
Mark 2 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Jesus Calls Levi
13 Jesus went out again beside the sea; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them. 14 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.
15 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. 16 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?” 17 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.”
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 2:13-17.