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.

1 Comments:

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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