Reading Matthew is like reading a memoir of Jesus. I get to know Him as my Lord, Savior, king, teacher, example, and inspiration. I feel blessed to have such a detailed account of His life, with his teachings on how we are to live as His disciples. He was very bold in His ministry, without apology, but full of love and grace. His sacrifice is painful to read. The cross we bear daily is nothing in comparison. I’m like Barabbas. Jesus took the punishment I deserve without even condemning me. I thank you Jesus for your love.