Today's reading is a series of brief vignettes that talk about Jesus' efforts to heal those who want to be healed. The first is a famous miracle, where people are so desperate to get a paralyzed man to Jesus that they lower him through a roof. The second, though, is a unique story of Jesus calling a disciple -- Levi, who is a tax collector. Tax collectors were despised, but Jesus explains that he came to reach sinners who needed him, not spend time with righteous people. The third is a justification for Jesus' disciples not to fast -- because people should feast -- celebrate -- when they are in Jesus' presence.