In Israel then,
the Jews saw tax collectors as betrayers
who betrayed their country.
No one made friend with them.
But you made friend with them.
You came to Matthew’s house,
the house of the tax collector.
Then you had dinner with him
and other tax collectors and sinners.
“For I have not come to call the righteous,
Oh, how your heart is full of love.
You love all people
whoever they are.
I will follow you.
Love you and love all people.