After I posted the photograph of His Eminence Kurt Cardinal Koch before il Volto Santo, I sent an e-mail to Paul Badde, who sent several photographs back, including this particularly striking one:
In the Gospel today we hear of the call of Matthew, of how, as Jesus passed by his customs post, Jesus said to him, "Follow me" (Matthew 9:9). When Matthew looked up to see who it was who called him, those eyes looked upon him. One day we, too, will look upon those eyes. Let us, then, this very day make the words of the Psalmist our own: "With all my heart I seek you" (Psalm 119:10).