As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him. While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples. The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" He heard this and said, "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' I did not come to call the righteous but sinners" (Matthew 9: 9-13).
Matthew is an awesome example of saying “no” to all the fears and excuses that come to our mind whenever God inspires us to do something great. He just did it! It isn’t easy but you can do it, like St. Matthew, if you will it.
Holy Spirit, help me to say “yes” to your inspirations without giving in to complaints.
Impact Sports: Have I ever offered to help a teammate with something after practice?
Impact Life: How well do I control my tongue and only speak well of others?