The Call of Matthew and Many Others
Peter, Andrew, James, John were fishermen.
Matthew was a sinning tax collector.
Paul was eagerly destroying Christians.
Jesus Christ called them and many others.
The Navarre Bible notes are instructive.
“When God calls us, he does not expect us
To have great qualities; he wants us to
Listen carefully,” and respond promptly.
Matthew gave up “collaboration with
The oppressive Roman regime.” He took
Up cooperation with Jesus Christ.
The Apostle Matthew wrote the first Gospel.
Jesus associated with sinners.
Thank you for associating with me.
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