St Paul today speaks of considering the call of God to remember that it is by no merit that we have received a call from God. A call to be his sons and daughters, to be with him forever in heaven. The call is important not because of the call itself, but rather because the person that calls us. We are called by God. This is why it is important. Who is He? He is who he describes himself in the gospel. He is the truly blessed of the beatitudes. He is poor. He mourns for us. He is meek and humble of heart. He is hungering and thirsting for righteousness, that we make it to heaven with Him. He is pure of heart, set only on His Father. He is peace itself. He is persecuted. This is who we are called by. Let us look at Him and marvel at his greatness, as He looks on our needy nature and calls us to be with Him forever in heaven.