Greetings on this the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, Apostle
Readings: Acts 22:3-16; PS 117:1bc, 2; Mk 16:15-18
Note: On the approach of the 2nd Impeachment trial of former President Trump, zealots are threatening violence again against the duly elected Senators of our Congress. Twice in 30 days violent men look to pursue what they see as righteousness.
Saul to Paul
Paul addressed the people in these words (abbr): I was zealous for God, I persecuted this Way to death, binding both men and women and delivering them to prison.
Saul Meets Jesus
Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” He said, “Who are you, sir?”
The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
Paul Meets Ananias
Go (Ananias), for this man (Saul/Paul) is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before Gentiles, kings, and children of Israel, and I will show him what he will have to suffer for my name.
Paul is Baptized
Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. He got up and was baptized, and when he had eaten, he recovered his strength.
Paul proclaims Christ
Conversion changes everything.
Bear fruit that will last.
Those threatening violence as the Senate brings its constitutional duty to try former President Donald Trump are the Sauls of this age.
Peace be with you,