Saint Matthias (1st century)
for May 14
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Saint Matthias followed Jesus for many years before he was rewarded with becoming an Apostle. Many of us follow Jesus, and it seems that we are never rewarded for it. Saint Matthias reminds us that, if not in this life, we will be rewarded in heaven. Further, he reminds us that, in fact, a reward or a position of importance has no relevance in our quest for union with God. God and God alone is what should matter to us.
Dear God, help me to follow you with no expectations about the benefits that I will receive.