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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 25, A.D. 2005

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

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today we hear Paul telling the Jews in Jerusalem about his conversion. It's a powerful story about the power of God working upon the heart of a once-unbelieving and indeed aggressively persecuting man.

This story has wonderful implications in our own day, as we hear of the communications between Israel and Rome, It gives us a tremendous sense of hope, recognizing that God is present and has not abandoned his call to those who might otherwise be lost.

Let us with sincere and unceasing prayer ask that the hearts of our Jewish brethren be changed. Let us, by our sacrifice and prayer, cause the Holy Spirit to intervene again in a most dramatic way as he did with Paul. Let the words of the Psalm echo in our minds and hearts.

O that my people would heed me,
that Israel would walk in my ways!
At once, I would subdue their foes,
turn my hand against their enemies.

The call of God continues to all his people. Let us who have been blessed and have heard and believed, dedicate our lives to fasting and prayer that the Father's intention, that none might be lost, might be a reality.

Dearest Lord, thank you for the great gift of faith that you have given me.
Let me live my life in thanksgiving and praise.
Let my every action be a living witness
that you alone are God,
you alone are the Holy one,
you alone are the Lord.
To you O Lord,
be honor and glory and praise
forever and ever.
Amen, Amen...

- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)

Lives of the saints:

Final day in the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, the Apostle

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