I read Bishop Robert Barron’s meditation on the scripture Matthew 9:9-13 and it really hit my heart. This is what it said in part:
” . . . I urge you to read it and meditate upon it this week, for it’s about you. The Bible says that Jesus told Matthew, “Follow me.” The call of Jesus is meant to get into your mind, and then past your mind into your body, and then through your body into your life, into your most practical decisions. And then we hear that Matthew “got up and followed him.” The verb used here in the Greek is the same verb used to describe the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead: Matthew rose. . . Then we hear what happened after Matthew’s conversion: “And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples.” This deeply annoys the Pharisees, who ask of Jesus’ disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” The answer is that Jesus loves sinners, and he doesn’t require perfection before he approaches them.”
The words, “It’s about you” hooked me and I could more readily identify with Matthew. This is such good news to me. I know I am not perfect and never will be. I think the best that Christianity has to offer is for us to acknowledge our imperfection, and realize that Christ – God – loves us and wants to be with us anyways.
I Found God today in His words of love and truth.