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September 21, 2022

Saint Matthew

God of Mercy, You chose a tax collector, St. Matthew, to share the dignity of the apostles. By his example and prayers, help us to follow Christ and remain faithful in Your service. Amen.

Matthew 9:9-13

As Jesus passed by,
he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.
He said to him, “Follow me.”
And he got up and followed him.
While he was at table in his house,
many tax collectors and sinners came
and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,
“Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
He heard this and said,
“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
Go and learn the meaning of the words,
 I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

21 de Septiembre

Fiesta de San Mateo, Aposto y evangelista

Dios de la misericordia, elegiste a un recaudador de impuestos, San Mateo, para compartir la dignidad de los apóstoles. Por su ejemplo y sus oraciones, ayúdanos a seguir a Cristo y a permanecer fieles en Tu servicio. Amén.

Mt 9, 9-13

En aquel tiempo, Jesús vio a un hombre llamado Mateo, sentado a su mesa de recaudador de impuestos, y le dijo: “Sígueme”. Él se levantó y lo siguió.

Después, cuando estaba a la mesa en casa de Mateo, muchos pu¬bli¬canos y pecadores se sentaron también a comer con Jesús y sus discípulos. Viendo esto, los fariseos preguntaron a los discípulos: “¿Por qué su Maestro come con publicanos y pecadores?” Jesús los oyó y les dijo: “No son los sanos los que necesitan de médico, sino los enfermos. Vayan, pues, y aprendan lo que significa: Yo quiero misericordia y no sacrificios. Yo no he venido a llamar a los justos, sino a los pecadores”.


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