It amazes me that God often chooses a very sinful person to become His disciple. He didn’t look for those whose lives were perfect, nor for those with power, authority, or possessions. No, He chose simple and even sinful persons and changed them into holy ones. He started with choosing the first disciples, simple fisherman, tax collectors, then Saul of Tarsus who was killing and persecuting Christians, but who then became a great saint, Saint Paul. And many others. I think that God wants to show us that everybody is called to holiness, everybody can change. Today on the feast day of Mary’s birthday we read the long genealogy of Christ. I always wonder why we need to learn about all those people who were related to Jesus. But today I see that again, God wants to show us that it does not matter where we come from and who were our ancestors -- we are all called to holiness. Even Jesus did not come from a perfect generation. His generation possessed both excellent and dysfunctional members. Sinners and saints were present. Just like with our ancestors. But it does not matter; what matters is that you be holy.
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