Matthew was a tax collector who was called by Jesus to follow him. Then while eating dinner with Matthew and others the Pharisees question why Jesus would eat with tax collectors? Jesus answers that he came to cure the sick and not the well. He correlated that with a physician. In today's office of the Readings, St. Augustine says that Jesus was converted from Divinity and that is a mystery. The same mystery is when we are called to Christianity. Matthew's call and choice to follow Jesus is a mystery as well. It did not appear he took much time to think about it. He just followed him. He must of been quite convincing or had the pure appearance of the Messiah.
Have you ever been asked what your calling is? The answer is difficult to ascertain. But, there are certain key moments in life that lead to Christ.
Dear Lord, please help all of us recognize our calling to you and then our vocations. Let us know when and how to follow you. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
I promise to listen to God and follow Jesus' call, despite any challenges, or judgements of others who are beyond my control. I will always remember that Jesus is peddling the bike and I am on the handlebars.