It is no surprise that after Matthew decided to follow Jesus that other tax collectors were interested and attracted. When “one of our own” becomes a Christian we can see that it is possible for the likes of me. I know him and his faults. I know what a mess she is. If they can be Christians, if they can receive God’s mercy, certainly I can as well. Which explains why Father Judge, the founder of the Missionary Servants, stressed that every Catholic is an apostle. Your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers know you for the mixture of good and bad that you are. When they see you living a gospel life they can believe that it would be possible for them as well.