A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Thursday 14 May

St Matthias, Apostle (F)
Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalm 113; John 15:9-17
A relationship of love
Matthias was not one of the original twelve apostles, but was chosen by lot to replace Judas. Selection in such a way can seem random and haphazard, but it serves to emphasise that Matthias did not ‘earn’ selection solely through his own abilities but because of the gifts and talents God had given him. And so it is with us too – our relationship with God is not something we have earned either, but comes out of love: “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you”.

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