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  • He Sought Them Out

    “As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9: 9-13 Jesus paid special attention to the people in society whom everyone else had written off- the lowest of the low, those thought to be beyond help or simply just not liked very much. And he didn't just run into them by chance. He sought them out, specifically. Today we celebrate the feast of St. Matthew, one of those on the perimeter of society whom Jesus sought out. He chose this tax collector to be one of his closest friends, not out of pity, but out of love. Jesus saw Matthew in his truest identity- a son of his Father. He saw his inherent goodness, his talents, and his worthiness. He chose to love him, not for anything he did or didn’t do, but for the love that had already been given to him from his Father. "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick." (Matthew 9: 12) It is not the popular who need a friend, but the lonely. It is not the outgoing who need inclusion, but the timid. It is not the pleasant who need kindness, but the difficult. Who in your life could use some seeking out today? Is it a coworker? A student? A stranger in the grocery store? How can we try to see them as God does and give them the love that he’s already given? . . . "Christ has no body but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which He looks compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which He walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which He blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, Yours are the eyes, you are His body. Christ has no body now but yours..."— St. Teresa of Ávila

  • Hopelessly Oblivious

    While praying with the feast day we celebrated yesterday, something struck me. The Israelites had cried out to the Lord for centuries for a Messiah, and finally, after so much waiting, the birth of Mary would be the answer to their prayers. Their long and painful sufferings would soon see a finish line. Their faith in God's promises would soon prove to not be held in vein. She was the key player in the story, the dawn of their salvation. The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was the answer to their prayers, but when it finally happened, they had no idea... At the very moment of her birth, which would lead to their salvation, the Israelites were still praying for a savior. The birth of this young girl from Nazareth was the most pivotal point in their history to date, but at the time, they were hopelessly oblivious. It was just an ordinary day to them, filled with their normal day to day activities. They continued their work. They pastured their flocks. The children played. The mothers cleaned. They said their prayers, and they were totally unaware that the "prayer of all prayers" had just been answered. It’s the same in our spiritual lives. We are all hopelessly oblivious to his sovereignty. As we drive to work, walk through the grocery store, go the gym, sit in adoration, his plan is coming together piece by piece. In the midst of our sorrows, as we cry out to the Lord with our questions, he is either planning the answers or they have already occurred. Sometimes it may seem like our prayers are falling on deaf ears, but each time we call to him, he responds immediately, according to our best interest. The response may be a "not yet," or like the birth of the Mother of God, happen while we thought he wasn't listening. We may not see the effects right away and all of the pieces as they occur, but one day, we will look back and realize when all of the catalysts began. We'll see all of the monumental moments we were blind to and all of the miracles he worked while we washed dishes. We'll see how his Holy Spirit prompted the key players in our stories to act, and how he worked to give us the very best all along.

  • Do you trust that I am good?

    Each time in my life that God has invited me into a deeper surrender, he has met me with patience. He knows I need reassurance before I’m able to take a step of faith. Once, I felt him gently asking, “Do you trust that I am good?” resembling in a way the conversation he had with Peter after the Resurrection. Three times he asked, “Peter do you love me?” Peter responded, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” Jesus replied, “Feed my sheep” I felt him press on again and again, “Daughter, do you trust that I am good?” “Yes Lord,” I responded, “You know I trust you.” “Then, surrender.” When I honestly looked at what in my heart made me reluctant to surrender, it always, every single time, stemmed from a lack of trust in His goodness… because if I truly believed that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is who he says he is, good, then I’d have no reason to hesitate. If I truly believed in his love for me and that he was working ALL things together for my good (Romans 8:28) my heart COULD surrender. freely. joyfully even. A good shepherd does not lose track of his sheep. He is constantly working things together for their good.

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