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September 20, 2020
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September 21, 2020

September 21st: I came to call sinners; not the virtuous

Go and learn the meaning of these words.

Matthew 9:9-13

In a session with my spiritual director I lamented that God was asking me to do things that I was weak at and where my sinfulness lay. My director joyously said that he was happy for me. “HAPPY?!”

He proceeded to add that God in His goodness is always working on us to make us better. We must begin from the reference point that God loves us and so trust God to guide us. We should see ourselves as God sees us, “created in His image and likeness; good enough”.

God’s call helps us work on our weaknesses but often we are kept from answering if we do not feel good enough or if others make us feel too sinful. Acknowledging our sinfulness and answering God’s call will help us and others find our way home to God and live this life abundantly.

Thank you, Father, for your call. Help us to trust in your love as we respond to our call and encourage others to answer theirs. May we never judge anyone as not being good enough. Amen