United in Faith

How often do we fall into the trap of believing we are not worthy to stand up and be counted as one of God’s followers? We are so eager to approach Jesus with our great accomplishments, so He will see us as great and worthy of His company. It is easy to forget that we are nothing without Christ. It is the reason Jesus constantly draws close to the sick.

“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” Matthew 9: 12-13

When you are sick, you literally have nothing, you are too weak to do anything. It is at these times that you are closest to Jesus because you have no choice but to depend on Him for everything.

We are united in faith as each one of us approaches our Lord in our own unique brokenness. We are all different because God made us that way, but we are united by the same faith: the faith that Jesus has called us each by name and longs for us all to give our lives to Him.

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One thought on “United in Faith”

  1. As we celebrate the feast of St. Matthew today and read the account of his call, it’s fun to imagine what he must have felt when Jesus called him by name. Jesus pointedly ignored the Pharisees and called one of the lowest of the low, a despised tax collector. I can picture a “who, me?” type of response from Matthew. And yet, as you say, Jesus calls every one of us personally, by our own name, for a specific purpose. We don’t need to impress Him. We are worthy to be His followers by His grace.

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