CHOOSING THE BROKEN (Matthew 9:9-13): 08 June 2008 (Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time)
You can’t really blame the Pharisees in the gospel reading today. They see the Lord invite a corrupt tax collector to follow him. More than that, he dines with him and other sinners–a big “no-no” among the Jews. Like the Pharisees, we can’t help but wonder why the Lord doesn’t make better choices with regard to whom he chooses to be his follower and whom he breaks bread with.