Here is the account of the call of St Matthew: ‘As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him’.

It was as simple as that. Jesus called, and Matthew followed. Many years of service followed, and the image below shows him writing his Gospel. He is said to have died a martyr’s death in Ethiopia.

May he pray for us, that we too may follow instantly at the Lord’s call, and may God bless you this day.