The Calling of Matthew

Gospel reflection for July 4: Matthew 9:9-13: The calling of Matthew, a tax collector. The first people called to follow Jesus are four Jewish fishermen. (Mt 4, 18-22). Now Jesus calls a tax collector,a sinner, a man who is unclean in the eyes of the observant Pharisees. Yet, this man’s name is Matthew, which means gift…… Continue reading The Calling of Matthew