Reflection for Saturday, January 25, 2003: Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.

dc.contributor.authorLanahan, Joanen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorLanahan, Joanen_US Ien_US Timeen_US 2en_US
dc.description.abstractQUEST FOR CONVERSION!!!||Why was Paul converted by Jesus? Paul was persecuting people of "The Way," the early Christian community. Surely it would have been easier for the Jews and Gentiles if someone other than Paul was chosen to be a Disciple. Of course, we don't know the mind of God. I think it must have had a profound effect on the Community to have a Paul, who was totally against Jesus and the Community, preaching Jesus' message of God's love and power. It was a testament to God's power. It is a great mystery.|Think for a moment. When was your last conversion? Was it about a belief you have long held or a behavior that needed to be changed? Did you fall off a horse? Were you blinded?|Conversion happens to each of us. We just have to be open to God's love. Most often it is a new way of looking at something, or an insight, or an event that causes reflection.|I remember recently that I held a pet peeve dearly. One day a friend suggested I could look at it another way. This new perspective is helping me let go of an angst. Letting go is a process and happens with grace and time.|Why do we have conversions? One surety is that they change our lives for the better. Another is that it will show the power and mystery of God's love. I doubt a true conversion of mind and heart is just for ourselves.|In Mark's gospel we hear "go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature." Conversions are meant to be shared, maybe by word, surely by example. God's love shines through our conversions.|Reflect on 2002: what was a conversion you experienced and how has it changed you?|Reflect on 2003: can I/you pray for continuing conversion in 2003?en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 519en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.subject.local1Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 117:1bc, 2en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 16:15-18en_US
dc.subject.otherFeast of the Conversion of St. Paulen_US
dc.titleReflection for Saturday, January 25, 2003: Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
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