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You probably remember very clearly when you made the decision to give up the things you did in the world to follow Jesus and serve him with a willing heart. This was what happened in the life of the apostle Matthew, after several years of counting coins, writing payment receipts and collecting taxes for the Romans from his Jewish compatriots, Matthew finally heard an offer he could not refuse. "Follow me," Jesus said, and as soon as Matthew heard those words, "leaving everything, he got up and followed him" (Lk 5, 27-28).
Look at the words you use to emphasize your call to ministry. He tells us that he "left everything": money, his connections with the Roman government and the powerful position he occupied.
He left everything except, thank God, his talent for keeping an accurate record of the facts. Before his conversion, his name had been Levi, the son of Alpheus (Mr 2:14). But as soon as he accepted Christ's call to the ministry, Jesus gave him a new name that means "gift of God."
When Luke and Mark refer to Matthew, they identify him as Levi, but in Matthew 10: 3 he refers to himself as "Matthew the publican," a reminder of the past he had given up.
What "old life" did you leave to completely follow the Son of God?