The Lord is my light and my sa
lvation, whom could I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, before whom shall I tremble? My oppressors and enemies, they are the ones who falter and succumb (Ps 26,1s).
The Lord Jesus, following the example of what he did with Matthew, invites us to follow him, even though he knows that we are sinners. Willing to accept this invitation and reinvigorate our faith by participating in the Eucharistic banquet, let us celebrate our God, who desires a world and a Church that live in love and mercy and recognize him as the light and salvation of human beings. First Reading: Hosea 6,3-6 – 3It is necessary to know how to follow him to recognize the Lord. As sure as the dawn is his coming, he will come to us like the first rains, like the late rains that water the ground. 4“How shall I treat you, Ephraim? How am I going to treat you, Judah? Your love is like a cloud in the morning, like dew that quickly disappears. 5 I bought them through the prophets, I razed them with the words of my mouth, like light, my judgments expand; 6 I want love not sacrifices, knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” Matthew 9,9-13 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. It was the Lord who sent me / good news to announce; / to the poor, to those in captivity, / liberation I will proclaim (Lc 4,18). – R. Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Matthew – At that time, 9 leaving there, Jesus saw a man named Matthew, sitting in the tax office, and said to him: “Follow me!” He got up and followed Jesus. 10 While Jesus was at table in Matthew's house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat at the table with Jesus and his disciples. 11 Some Pharisees saw this and asked the disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 Jesus heard the question and replied, “Those who are healthy do not need a doctor, but the sick do. 13 So learn what it means: 'I want mercy and not sacrifice'. Indeed, I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” - Word of salvation.