February 17, 2018/ Saturday
Gospel: Luke 5:27-32
“Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not called the righteous to repentance but sinners.”
This occasion is when Jesus called Levi, the tax collector, to follow Him. And the Pharisees ask “why He is eating and drinking with sinners?” Jesus calls all of us, He doesn’t choose us by race, color or economic standing. He calls everyone; He looks for us just like the lost sheep. He calls us each time we stray and pulls us back on track.
It is now up to us to take on His challenge, to turn our backs on our weaknesses, and avoid occasions of sin. He asks us to Reconcile with Him by going to the priests, reflect on our lives and be humbled by His call. Reconciliation is the medicine for our ailments; it gives us hope for a new life with Christ. Amen.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.