The call of Matthew is a paradigm for whom God is and how God’s plans unfold. Jesus shows us that God calls whomever He chooses and that God eschews categories.

If God can include a tax collector – a public sinner – in the plan for salvation, I shouldn’t be surprised that He includes me too.

Dear Jesus, may I be open to God’s plan in my life and in the lives of others. May I not set expectations or limit on what God has in mind.