After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax office. Jesus said to him, “Follow me!”
Levi got up, left everything, and followed Jesus.
Then Levi gave a big dinner for Jesus. The dinner was at Levi’s house. At the table, there were many tax collectors and other people, too.
But the Pharisees and the men who taught the law for the Pharisees began to complain to the followers of Jesus. They said, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”
Jesus answered them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor. It is the sick who need a doctor.
I have not come to invite good people. I have come to invite sinners to change their hearts and lives!”