The Conversion Of St Paul

Story

St Paul thrown from his horse

As Saint Paul was approaching Damascus, “Suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Paul, Paul, why are you persecuting me?” So he said, “Who are you?” He replied, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting!” (Acts 9:3-5)

Thought

Sometimes believing what others preach is an immediate reaction; sometimes it’s a gradual process, sometimes ‘lightening’ is helpful!

May our efforts to guide those still searching, never stop.

Reflection

Lord Jesus, direct my small acts of kindness towards those in need today. May they be a “vision” to someone, somewhere!

Strengthen my resolve to help unbelievers, Lord Jesus.

A Prayer – Christian Unity (John Henry Newman)

O Lord Jesus Christ,
when you were about to suffer,
you prayed for your disciples that they might all be one,
as you are in the Father,
and the Father in you.
Look down in pity on the many divisions
among those who profess your faith.
Heal the wounds which the pride of man
and the craft of satan have inflicted on your people.
Break down the walls of separation which divide Christians.
Look with compassion on all souls and bring them together
under the Holy Catholic Church.