Following the Example of Levi

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Today's Gospel reading from Luke 5 is about the call of Levi. Not sure who Levi is? We know him better as Matthew. He was a tax collector.

Jesus sees Levi sitting at his customs post. He says to him, "Follow me." The Scripture then tells us, "And leaving everything behind, he got up and followed him." Just like that! No questions about where they may be going or what may happen to him. He just walked away from his gig and followed Jesus.

Do we have that same kind of faith? I daresay most of us aren't inclined to just walk headlong into the unknown. We like to have a plan, to know what's up ahead. See, the thing is, when you follow Jesus unreservedly, it doesn't matter what's up ahead. We know that Jesus will always take care of us, no matter what. Shall we follow?

Father, may we have the faith of Levi and follow Jesus wherever He may lead. Amen.

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  • Len hamilton: April 07, 2020

    What a wonderful example of how we should perceive our current situation. We are literally walking into the unknown. My mother had been sending me through email Gus Lloyd reflections I went straight to follow me Levi without knowing why but as I read it I begin to clearly understand no coincidence. Felt immediately overwhelmed with emotion and relief. Thank you for trusting in Him, it is helping me to see my way in trusting in Him too.

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