Jesus left that place, and as he walked along, he saw a tax collector, named Matthew, sitting in his office. He said to him, "Follow me." Matthew got up and followed him.
While Jesus was having a meal in Matthew's house, many tax collectors and other outcasts came and joined Jesus and his disciples at the table. 1
References for Matthew 9:10
9.10, 11 Lk 15.1, 2.
Some Pharisees saw this and asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with such people?"
Jesus heard them and answered, "People who are well do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick.
Go and find out what is meant by the scripture that says: "It is kindness that I want, not animal sacrifices.' I have not come to call respectable people, but outcasts." 2
References for Matthew 9:13
9.13 a Mt 12.7; b Ho 6.6.