Sinners Wanted

Lenten Gospel Reflection Saturday, February 20th, 2021 — Luke 5:27-32

Back in the Jesus’ day, Israel and Judaea were occupied by Roman conquerors. The government was under control of Roman installed officials.

The Jewish people despised their occupiers, and anyone, especially other Jews who worked for them. Tax collectors were especially hated because they virtually had a license to steal.

In their duties of collecting taxes, many were notorious for taking more than was their due. You see, with the backing of the loca