DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
“Call of the Levi” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus calls Matthew, a public sinner to be His disciple. Matthew left everything and followed Jesus. Ponder on, “Matthew’s transformation was so deep that he was able to detach himself from his profession and riches. Are our “attachments” preventing us from growing in our relationship with Jesus?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Jesus noticed a tax collector, Levi by name, sitting at the tax office, and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And leaving everything Levi got up and followed him. In his honour Levi held a great reception in his house, and with them at table was a large gathering of tax collectors and others.
The Pharisees and their scribes complained to his disciples and said, ‘Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?’ Jesus said to them in reply, ‘It is not those that are well who need the doctor, but the sick. I have come to call not the upright but sinners to repentance.’