I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.  Despised as a collaborator with the Romans,  Matthew knew that his job as a tax collector was nothing to be proud of.   Or at least he shouldn’t have been proud to be a tax collector. His hard-earned wealth only brought him contempt and rejection from his own people.   He probably endured snide remarks from his townspeople, and it’s possible that he had begun to believe them.   Whatever he...