Matthew was only working the system
Didn’t make him right or wrong, just smart
You know you would have done the same
If you had been the one playing his part
You’ve got to play by the rules
If you want change the game
Then the rulemaker came
And nothing was the same
Why would the rabbi sit and eat with you?
Doesn’t he know you are not a good Jew?
Consorting with sinners is something I wouldn’t do-
But they all seem to change into something new.
Perhaps it’s why Matthew could see a man
And knew what to look for in a king
Or maybe he just knew the game had changed
When Christ said, Come and leave everything
And he wrote about the ruler
Of a game rearranged
Of loyalties exchanged
Of a life that was changed