January 25, 2014
(Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul)
Saul, who later would become Paul, said “On that journey as I drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from the sky suddenly shone around me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’ I replied, ‘Who are you, sir?’ And he said to me, ‘I am Jesus the Nazorean whom you are persecuting.’” Acts 22:3-16
Jesus calls EVERYONE, not to persecute, but to open an ear and an eye to the awesome message of Good News. Haven’t heard any good news lately? Maybe it’s time to listen.
Jesus appeared to the Eleven and said to them: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” Mk 16:15-18
There is good news, beloved! There IS eternal life. Jesus died that we may have it. God loves us so much that he gave us Jesus, for our salvation. There is HOPE. So all we need do is bear this world a little longer. Make it the best place we can, by speaking about the hope and not the dread. Jesus loves YOU, no matter what anyone else may make you feel inside. And that’s some pretty AWESOME Good News!
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