Saint for the Day - September 21 - St. Matthew
One day, as Our Lord
was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw, sitting
at the receipt of custom, Matthew the publican,
whose business it was to collect the taxes from the
people for their Roman masters. Jesus said to him,
"Follow Me;" and leaving all, Matthew arose and
followed Him. Now the publicans were abhorred by the
Jews as enemies of their country, outcasts, and
notorious sinners, who enriched themselves by
extortion and fraud. No Pharisee would sit with one
at table. Our Saviour alone had compassion for them.
So St. Matthew made a great feast, to which he
invited Jesus and His disciples, with a number of
these publicans, who henceforth began eagerly to
listen to Him.
It was then, in answer to the murmurs of the
Pharisees, that He said, "They that are in health
need not the physician. I have not come to call the
just, but sinners to penance." After the Ascension,
St. Matthew remained some years in JudŠa, and there
wrote his gospel, to teach his countrymen that Jesus
was their true Lord and King, foretold by the
prophets. St. Matthew afterward preached the Faith
far and wide, and is said to have finished his
course in Parthia.
Saint for the Day - St. Matthew
Read about the Saint for today - September 21 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Obey all inspirations of Our
Lord as promptly as St. Matthew,
who, at a single word, "laid
down," says St. Bridget, "the
heavy burden of the world to put
on the light and sweet yoke of
Saint for the Day Website
We hope that you gain spiritual knowledge and inspiration reading about the saint for today - September 21. An online Catholic resource providing a short Reflection for the year ahead. Use these short, inspiring words to request guidance or assistance for yourself and for the sake of others.