January 25, 2019
(Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul)
St. 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
Did you ever hear that little voice in your head, beloved, calling you to do something, or visit someone, or stop doing something that you really didn’t want to – do, visit or stop. Maybe it was one of those little habits, you just knew you shouldn’t be doing. Maybe it was that person who really rubbed you the wrong way. Maybe it was stepping out of your comfort zone. And maybe it wasn’t even a little voice, but a screaming in your head – to let it go! Paul got that screaming message! And it was so strong that it knocked him to the ground and blinded him. “Let go of the persecuting and hurting and killing of God’s children.” “Open your heart to feel what they may be feeling.” “Open your heart to love a little more, a little differently.”
Something to really think about, beloved. What is it in my life that I need to let go of? Maybe it’s hurtful to me or others! Or what is it that I may need to cling on to a little bit tighter?
Just, maybe, it’s JESUS!
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