February 16, 2013 - in preparation of the Consecration to Jesus through Mary

Jesus saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post.  He said to him, “Follow me.”

Levi, who became Matthew the apostle, was sitting in his main place of sinfulness.  The customs post or tax collector's booth was a place of greed, a place of addiction, a place of cheating and dishonesty… the place of his weakness.  But this is where Jesus “saw” him.  What must have been that gaze of love of Jesus...
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