This month the church remembers St. Matthew with his feast day on 21st September.
Matthew was a tax collector and was not well liked. He would tend to hide away from ordinary people. This changed when Jesus crossed his path and said “Follow me”.
According to his gospel, Matthew heard these words and dropped everything. He paid back all those he had cheated, renounced his worldly possessions and committed himself to following his new teacher. This did cause many of the Jewish leaders to raise their eyebrows. They were already suspicious of Jesus, but now he was consorting with the lowest of Hebrew society. But for Christians St. Matthew reminds us that Jesus had no favourites. All are invited to respond to the call “Follow me”..
All good wishes Richard