On 21 September, the universal Church celebrates the feast of the evangelist St Matthew.
Like many of us, St Matthew was a little bit reluctant to follow Jesus and his demanding call to give up everything.
St Matthew hesitated and just wasn’t quite ready to take the risk!
That temptation to indecision is, of course, deep down inside all of us. It is captured wonderfully in the painting The calling of St Matthew by Caravaggio, in the church of St Louis in Rome.
In this haunting portrait we see the finger of Jesus pointing at Matthew the tax collector, calling him to a new life.