“Jesus was walking 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.”
Today we get to experience Mathews calling to be a disciple of Jesus. How trusting and humble he was, we can imagine it would have been difficult to leave the work he knew. Perhaps we can identify with Mathew; engrossed in work projects, family commitments. We are working hard to be good Christians yet life’s demands is a struggle. Are we stuck in a rut trying to keep things under control in our lives? Can we look up to Jesus with openness as he calls our name?
On another note, Maybe Jesus sees our hearts at this moment and wants to restore “life in us.” Our late founder Fr Jaime Bonet says, “we were born to be a life giving member of Christ’s body.” In what way can we do this better? The way Jesus responded to Mathew teaches us to be sensitive to the need of others. To be life-givers like him! Do I see positivity in others or do I judge and walk away?
Let’s be present to Christ’s call for us today, so we can be life-givers for others.