A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Monday, January 25, 2010


Today's first reading (whichever one is selected - Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22) and today's feast give us one of the most dramatic examples of God’s power to change hearts: as a man who is "breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord" becomes himself a devout disciple and indeed one of the greatest Apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ.

It gives us hope and reason to pray for the conversion even of the most obstinate opponents of the Faith: from the most strident promoter of abortion to the most vociferous of atheists.

It also gives us hope and reason to pray for our continued conversion: that you and I may be freed from the sinful habits or even ungodly situations in which we may feel trapped and that we may go forward in this life faithful and powerful in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.