Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle. We are very familiar with the story of Saul who becomes Paul following his dramatic about face in encountering the risen Lord following the resurrection. An account of the event speaks of Paul being knocked off or falling off his horse. I like to think he fell off “his high horse.” Every now and then, we all need to be knocked down a peg or two so that we see things as they truly are…to see the Light!
Paul was a great persecutor of the early Church until his encounter with Jesus who gave Paul a new direction after confronting him with the truth. For us, now preparing for Lent next month, we are invited to see through Paul that it is never too late to turn back to the truth, the Lord.
As we always do in beginning our Lenten journey, we hear already echoed in today’s Scriptures the invitation to turn our wayward lives around: Repent and believe. Turn away from sin. Like Paul, our purpose and direction may suddenly halt as a new reality beckons us deeper into relationship within the Kingdom of God.
Spiritual Reflection: “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel.”
Blessings of love,