July 6, 2018 - Friday
Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13
He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office. He said to him, “Follow me.”
It would have seemed like any ordinary day at work for Matthew. He’d have woken up, had breakfast, done the morning commute, and sat at his desk. Who would have thought that day would change his life? But then, that is how our Lord calls us. He meets us where we are, in the most ordinary of times.
Will we hear His call? Above the noise of our everyday life, if we will set our ears to hear, we will hear Him telling us, “Follow me.” Perhaps not to have a life quite so dramatic as Matthew’s, but to follow Him in our day to day life. He says that He came to call the sinners. That’s all of us. Lord, help us to hear You every day. Help us with your grace, to become righteous in your sight.
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.