St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist : Tuesday, 21st September 2021

Daily Word Of God

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.

Now while he was at dinner in the house it happened that a number of tax collectors and sinners came to sit at the table with Jesus and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does your master eat with tax collectors and sinners?’

When he heard this he replied, ‘It is not the healthy who need the doctor, but the sick. Go and learn the meaning of the words: What I want is mercy, not sacrifice. And indeed I did not come to call the virtuous, but sinners.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • All of us are sinners, yet Jesus still calls us to be with Him. Jesus still loves us and constantly calls us to return to Him.


  • That is Jesus’ divine and infinite compassion for us. We are undeserving, yet He still loves us so fully.


  • Thus, instead of feeling ashamed of that love, and running away from it, we should focus on how we can best repay and thank the Lord for His selfless Love for us.