Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Reflection: Conversion of St. Paul

Reflection on the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

Sr. Miriam Miranda shares a personal reflection on the feast of the conversion of St. Paul.

Today is the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Acts Chapter 9 narrates the episode. He was a hardliner. God struck him by His light and touched him. In the depths of his heart, he had a total transformation and became a zealous apostle emboldened by the Spirit of God.

He could courageously exclaim:

"It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."
"When I am weak, then I am strong."
"Whether I live or die, I belong to the Lord."
"I can do all things in Him who strengthens me."
Anyone who has repeatedly reflected on these words of the great Apostle, will find their hope renewed and their faith in the Lord strengthened.

His 14 letters are so profound that one is charged with the knowledge and truths about God. I find it difficult to recall even one page at a stretch; my mind gets so saturated with divine truths whenever they are being proclaimed that I become aware of how far I am from knowing and loving God the way this saint did.

Today let us pray for the conversion of our hearts and minds so that we may know what is true and beautiful and knowing this, that we may practice the virtues and ultimately fall in love with God without keeping back anything, so that nothing in this world may matter to us except the crucified Lord and His Kingdom.

Posted by Sister Miriam Miranda

PRAYER:
Today, Lord, we celebrate the conversion of Saint Paul, your chosen vessel for carrying your name to the whole of the world. Help us to make our way towards you by following in his footsteps, and by witnessing to your truth before the men and women of our day.
From the "Divine Office"

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1 comment:

Jeff Pioquinto,SJ said...

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