Whether we harden our heart toward someone who has offended us or allow our heart to be invaded by the demons of wrath, envy, jealousy, avarice, or pride, the result is the same: our spiritual orientation enters into a slow rotation away from God. —Paula Huston, Forgiveness, Paraclete Press
Heavenly Father, with untold mercy you were pleased to choose a tax collector, your servant Matthew, as an apostle. You have also chosen me to be a servant. May I have as ready a will and heart as did Matthew to follow you all the days of my life. Amen.