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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 25, A.D. 2008


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

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





A reflection on today's Scripture:

The conversion of Saint Paul is one of the most dramatic conversion stories in existence!

It was truly a miraculous conversion that turned him 180 degrees almost instantaneously to become the apostle to the gentiles. But what of the rest of us and what does conversion mean to us?

For many of us conversion is not some dramatic event where we are struck with blindness and hear the Lord talking to us, telling us what to do. Rather, conversion is a lifelong experience that must be encountered daily. Through scripture, meditation, and prayer, life in the community of our parishes, reception of the Eucharist and the other sacraments of our faith all add to our conversion a little at a time.

The result is the same, however, as that experienced by Paul. Our sight and understanding of our faith and relationship with God are restored, a bit at a time, as new things are revealed to us in scripture and prayer. God's mission for us becomes clearer, too, as our lives move on and we find ourselves more deeply involved in that mission and in whatever work He would have us do.

Our lives as Christians grow and mature—and this is a life long conversion..

- Don Claunch, SFO |
email: dlclaunch(at)bresnan(dot)net



Friday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

The Conversion of St. Paul, apostle







Lives of the saints:
http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/










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

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