Embrace the moments when Jesus changes your life in a way you never saw coming.
Two words, “Follow me,” made all the difference in the life of Saint Matthew whose feast we celebrate today. Matthew, the tax collector turned follower of Jesus is a reason for hope for all of us.
He wasn’t a great guy. He was known to cheat and steal from the poor, and yet Jesus called him. Matthew was so taken with the truth that Jesus taught, he immediately wanted others to have the same transformation in their lives.
Jesus walks into our lives each day and says: “Follow me.” For most of us who are seeking to follow Jesus every day, it’s not a question of to follow or not but how are we called to follow Him?
It’s not always easy, but accepting the invitation leads to a life holiness and one of many fulfillments we couldn’t begin to imagine on our own. If we follow, Jesus will take us where we need to be.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!