Who is like the LORD, our God, who is enthroned on high and looks upon the heavens and the earth below?
(Psalm. 113:6)
As we celebrate the feast of St. Matthias today we focus on the commandments of God. And in particular to ask ourselves the question, “Do I keep them?” That is the litmus test that Jesus gave us. If we want to abide in Christ’s love, mercy, grace, we need to keep the commandments, and for us a Catholics the teachings of the Church. Even those we may not understand fully. St. Matthias can be a powerful example for us in doing that. He was a simple man, but he knew to trust in Christ’s words and wanted more than anything to abide in God’s love. If he could do it, why not me?
-Fr. Michael Mateyk, C.PP.S. (Atlantic)
This reflection comes from the Easter Reflections, prepared by the Precious Blood Family of communities:
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (US Region)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Atlantic, Cincinnati & Kansas City Provinces)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon
Easter Reflections is available for printing here.