Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86; Lk 5:27-32

Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do.
Lent is like a secret garden. Every day brings fresh finds to keep us touring the premises, inspecting every corner of our lives, looking for some new growth. Saturday is usually a day off, but the care with which the readings were chosen and planned for Lent makes even a negligible pastime a potential turning point. Two words: “Follow me,” and Matthew’s life (here “Levi”) changes forever. He threw a party to thank Jesus and invited those considered the scum of the earth, just the way Jesus likes it! If only we could all be so degenerate! The Pharisees throw a hissy fit, but, you know, they are showing the signs of sickness.
Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am afflicted and poor.