When the chief priests and the elders question Jesus’ authority, he declares that,
“tax collectors and prostitutes are going to the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matt 21:31
The key word in Jesus’ statement is “ahead.” He asserts that all will reach the Kingdom but that even sexual deviants and agents of the oppressive foreign government will enter before the hypocritical orthodox priests!
From “The Golden Thread” by Ken Vincent. http://amzn.to/2B9aPqz