Down through the ages, the church has remembered Matthias. Not much about him, mind you, but maybe that’s the point. So few of us are Olympians. Most of us are just folks who, by God’s grace, grow into adulthood by fits and starts. We live life on this earth for just a season, and then return to God: earth to earth, dust to dust, ashes to ashes. And God who creates us knows us and loves us, as we are. What more could God want of any of us than what, it seems, Matthias witnesses for us: the abiding qualities of commitment, loyalty, perseverance, availability, neediness for God in the days that God has given us to live and serve.
-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE