Leaving everything behind

February 21, 2015 8:00 am

“Jesus saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post. He said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And leaving everything behind, he got up and followed him.” (Lk 5: 27-28)

A tax collector, a fisherman and a shepherd–ordinary people were invited to “follow Him.” His invitation is not because He needs perfect tools to execute His orders but because He wants to be with us in union and in relationship. And the more we are damaged or alone, the more He is interested in being with us: “Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.”

“I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, says the Lord, but rather in his conversion, that he may live.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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