United States Conference of Secular institutes


Saint Junipero Serra,
Pray for us
Matthew 9:9-13


This gospel describes how the reign of God can break down the walls that divide the human family. The main point of this passage is not the call of Matthew but the call of a tax-collector, a despised character, a sinner. We pray that we will always be open to where God’s Spirit leads us, that we will continue to take the risk to follow him each day, and fully appreciate everyone else whom Jesus has called. I am so comforted with the words of Jesus: “I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”