By reason of his profession, Matthew, like Paul (who persecuted the church), was sent to preach the gospel as one despised by his addressees. How could a Jew who collaborates with Roman authorities approach his fellow Jews to collect taxes for their occupier? Worse, how could the Lord send such a person to preach his Gospel?
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss the Gospel of Matthew 9:9-13.
Episode 272 Matthew 9:9-13; Subscribe: feedpress.me/the-bible-as-literature; “Industrial Cinematic” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/