Saint Matthew the Apostle

September 21

Saint MatthewWonderful Savior, Saint Matthew was considered by his own people to be a traitor because he collected taxes for the enemy, but You, O Lord, did not label him as bad.  You knew he was willing to hear the truth and learn from it, so You said, “Follow me,” and immediately he left his money and his job to accept salvation.  I ask him to pray for me to resist labeling people as sinners, even when I am aware of the genuine sins they’ve committed.  Dear Lord, help me to stop focusing on their bad behavior, give me eyes to see the goodness that lies within, and teach me how to draw it out.  Saint Matthew, pray for me.  Amen.


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