Today’s Mass sings of the ineffable mercy of God who chose Saint Matthew to cling to Him as resolutely and doggedly as he once clung to his money. The opening phrase of he Postcommunion might better be translated as, “Ours, O Lord, is the joy of new found wholeness”! The coming of Christ the Saviour brings salvation. The coming of Christ the Healer brings health to soul and body. The Most Holy Eucharist restores the broken to wholeness in anticipation of the Kingdom where He who sits upon the throne will say, “Behold, I make all things new” (Ap 21:5).
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you,
says the Lord (Mt 28:19–20)