Wednesday 21 September
Saint Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist
Gospel – Matthew 9:9-13
As Jesus was walking on, he saw a man named Matthew sitting by the customs house, and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him. The love of God takes Mathew out of his place to new place. From the customs house to the path of Jesus. We often see the limits of the person and stop there. But God sees the limits of the person but don’t stop there. God’s love goes precisely where we are and takes us out it. No limits where the love of God cannot reach. Matthew is responding well. He got up and followed Jesus. Our response to God’s love changes our course of life. Matthew is not any more collecting taxes to someone else. Matthew is collecting graces of God’s love for himself and those around him. Matthew is not stuck up, but he is following Jesus. He is liberated. Respond to God’s love and change the course of your life.