Today the gospel has good news for all of us when we are feeling unworthy of being chosen by God. Jesus calls Levi the tax collector to follow him. Tax collectors were (and still are for many people) not very well thought of but Jesus was making a point, emphasized even more by his frequent fraternization with “tax collectors and sinners.” When he heard people grumbling about this habit of his, he said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners.” I’d  say that category includes all of us from time to time, so today is a day to breathe a sigh of relief!