Before us is yet another example of how Jesus deals with sinners. What makes the encounter of Jesus and Levi powerful is that we see not just how Jesus deals with sinners, but the worst of sinners. Then words of our Lord in this story sheds even greater divine light on our lord and his mission to sinners.
In God’s providence, two boats rested on or near the shore of the Sea of Galilee One of them belonged to Simon Peter. In this important story of Peter’s call to discipleship, Peter’s boat becomes almost a character in itself. In each segment of this account, the boat has a role to play. the story in part is about a boat, and even more so about peter’s calling to follow Jesus and work for him. But this story is, once again, most about our Lord Jesus.