July 6 – Friday
Friday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Reading 1; Amos 8: 4-6, 9-12
Responsorial Psalm – Ps 119
One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Gospel: Mt 9: 9-13
Matthew got up and followed him
Inclusive means – with everything included.
Jesus is inclusive – even ‘tax collectors and sinners’ are welcomed. They represent those whose professions and social status are ‘not respectable’. But Jesus shows that he has come for all people, without exception, and especially the weak and the vulnerable, the ‘sick’ and the ‘sinner’.
What about you? How inclusive and compassionate are you towards accepting others as part of your group or ministry?
Lord, help us to become more like you in thought, word and deed. Make us large-hearted. Amen