As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.
While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”
What is your calling? God does not look for your availability, but for your ability. In Mass today, we all heard Matthew speak of his calling from Jesus, to be chosen to be an apostle. Now churches around the world are named after him. Children around the world share in his name. We are all called to be saints… to live holy lives here in this world.
The gospel was followed by the offertory with the Summons... needless to say.. I was a ball of tears today hearing the name of Matthew and the summons lyrics.
May we all be open to God’s call.