who we are
In the bible, Matthew was a tax collector—a Jew despised by his own people for being a collaborator with the Roman oppressors. He was on the wrong side of the fight. But Jesus chose Matthew, and invited him to follow. To become not only a student, but a leader.
We at St Matthew see a little of that old tax collector in ourselves. We know we are far from perfect. Yet in God’s mercy, Jesus has invited us to follow, to learn, and to serve. Jesus has called us into leadership, to make a difference in this hurting world God loves.