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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 25, A.D. 2003

Acts 22, 3-16,
Psalm 117:1-2
Mark 16:15-18


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Throughout our lives, I am sure each of us could tell of the wonderful stories of conversion that we have heard and read. Few could compare to today's Scripture of Saul's turning to the Lord. Here was a man who was persecuting the followers of Jesus, a man who guarded the cloaks of those who stoned Stephen to death, and yet was the one chosen by God to be one of the greatest disciples that we know.

St. Paul, as we know him today, was knocked to the ground, blinded by the light from the sky and heard the voice of God! He was told specifically where to go and whom he had to see. Our call to conversion usually comes in subtle ways, sometimes even difficult to interpret, but the call is there for each of us every day.

Our Holy Father recently suggested to us the new Mysteries of Light to meditate as we pray the Rosary. The third decade is The Call to Conversion. As we pray these new mysteries we can ask the Lord to show us where in our lives conversion is still needed. We can ask him to help us to change, to become better disciples and thereby, with his grace to "Go into the whole world and proclaim the good news to all creation." (Mark l6:l5)

Help us O Lord, to follow you.
Lead us into a new, closer relationship
with Jesus Christ. Amen!


- Deacon Bill Powers (uujpow@aol.com)

http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

The concluding day of the Church Unity Octave
The Conversion of St. Paul

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
www.nccbuscc.org/nab/index.htm

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