A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 6 July

Amos 8:4-6, 9-12; Psalm 119A; Matthew 9:9-13

What I want is mercy

As we listen to the laments of the prophet Amos that the needy were being swindled and trampled on and that the poor were being bought up for money, we may hear echoes of happenings in our own society. Consequently we may shiver as we listen to Amos' predictions of God’s coming punishments. However in the gospel according to Matthew, Jesus assures us that he came to call sinners and that we are called just where we are; as Matthew was called while sitting at his place of work.

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