When Mathew is called by Jesus more than his own story is told. In choosing a tax collector to follow Him, Jesus reminds everyone that we believe in a God of surprises. The call to be his better self-changes everything for Mathew. Jesus sees more in Mathew than he does in his self.

O Holy Spirit, open my eyes as you did St. Mathew’s. Help me to see my potential and to act on it. May I be open enough to be surprised by God today.