Saturday, February 21

Read: Luke 5:27-32

"I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance." - Luke 5:32

Reflection: In this passage, we see Jesus calling a tax collector to follow him. Levi (Matthew) was regarded as an opportunistic and scheming money-grabber, religious outcast and the least likely person to be called to discipleship. Yet that's exactly what he was called to do.

Like Matthew, we are always invited by God to follow him, regardless of how unworthy we - or others - may consider ourselves. The question is: do we, like Matthew, drop everything and follow God's call?

Lent is a sacred time to examine our priorities and how we choose to respond to God's sacred call.  Are you willing to do as Matthew did -- to put God first and share our blessedness with others?

What does discipleship and following God look like in your life?

Pray: Teach me your way, O Lord,that I may walk in your truth;give me an undivided heart to revere your name. (Psalm 86:11)

"Each person must live their life as a model for others." - Rosa Parks

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