It is 21st September 2017. We celebrate the Feast of St Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist. The readings are from Ephesians 4:1-7; Psalm 18; Matthew 9:9-13. God calls us for a specific purpose and a task. God can count on us with the task that is entrusted in our life. Our responsibility to honour by acknowledging our unworthiness and being available for the work to be completed. Every vocation is the act of believing in ourselves before we tell the others to believe in something. In the first reading St. Paul invites the community to live in unity so as to offer the gifts God has given us for the building of the Church. “Each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” (Eph.4:7). Our Church is apostolic, one and universal. We must deal with the elements and the members who pose threat to the unity of the Church. God calls us even though we are sinners, yet God wants and expects us to be holy and perfect as God is. The responsorial Psalm praises, “Their message goes out through all the earth.” (Ps.19:5). The Gospel specifies the work we need to do when we are called. God wants us to work for the common good not just for individual benefits. We need to make up our minds in following Jesus so as to heal the broken humanity with love, mercy and charity towards all people. May St. Mathew intercede for us all to respond to God generously even though we are unworthy for such an invitation from God himself. May you have a good day.

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