Today is the feast of St Matthew today. St Matthew was a tax collector who dropped everything and followed Jesus when Jesus called him. He later went on to write his version of the Gospel that bears his name. His version of the Gospel was one of the four versions that record the Church’s understanding of Jesus and of his teaching. The sad thing today is despite the consistent teaching of the Church through centuries, many have rejected the teaching of the Apostles and claim to know the truth about Jesus Christ. Which is why in North America alone, we have more than 30,000 Christian communities who claim they know the truth. By doing so, they destroy the unity of the Church and go against what St Paul stressed in the first reading: there is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without me, you are able to do nothing.