From Dogs to Disciples:
Matthew’s Message of Inclusion for Outcasts
From Dogs to Disciples examines Jesus welcoming societal outcasts, starting with the first miracle account: Jesus touching and healing a leper. He calls Matthew the tax collector to follow him. He is impressed with the faith of a Roman soldier and Canaanite woman. Children are welcomed by him even when the disciples seek to send them away. Jesus offer of hope and salvation is truly open to all.