Thursday 21 September 2023

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St Matthew

Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13. Their message goes out through all the earth – Psalm 18(19):2-5. Matthew 9:9-13.

Our lives as disciples are a witness to our trust in God

In his Gospel, St Matthew has recorded not only the life of Jesus, but just as importantly, the responses of different people to Jesus. This text is the story of Jesus’ followers, who despite their profession of loyalty, misunderstood Jesus, doubted him and finally let him down when he most needed them. But once having received the Spirit, these same disciples cannot contain their enthusiasm for him. All of us live our own unwritten Gospel, a story of faith and failure, of miracles and suffering, as we follow Jesus. Our lives as disciples are a witness to our trust in God and our hope for the Kingdom, even when we seem to fail.

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