June 11, 2023 – Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26

Religious people, Christians included, spend quite a bit of time and resources deciding who is “in” and who is “out.” In these three stories from Matthew 9, we find a Jesus who welcomes and engages with some of the least likely people. it earns him scorn and ridicule. In the end, it is the power of God that triumphs over all.