Wednesday, September 21, 2005

St. Matthew

The story of the Magi who came to search for the newborn king; the Unjust Servant who is forgiven all and can himself forgive nothing; the ten Virgins, five of them disastrously imprudent; Peter's declaration of faith, and Jesus' blessing of Peter as the rock on whom the Church would be built. All unique to the Gospel of St. Matthew, a repentant tax collector who, tradition has it, wrote his gospel in Hebrew or Aramaic. Patron saint of stockbrokers and of the IRS.

St. Matthew the Apostle, pray for us.


Anonymous Amy said...

And don't forget the Sermon on the Mount! I realize there are pieces found in other gospels, but it is presented so beautifully in Matthew - a three chapter unbroken feast of Christ's words. Those pages of my Bible are taped together and falling out.

Thank you, St. Matthew.

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