As I listen to today’s first reading from the Acts of the Apostles and hear of Saul’s conversion, I’m reminded of the difference one person can make in my life and the choice I have in allowing that change to happen.
Saul certainly knew of Jesus. In fact, he dedicated his life to eradicating anyone who claimed to be a follower of Jesus. It was only when he encountered the person of Jesus and came to know Him that he came face to face with a choice. Would he remain driven to eliminate Jesus or be drawn to proclaim Jesus and His love to the world? My deepest fears leave me feeling driven; my deepest desires find expression in my being drawn toward the object of my desire.
Saul chose to respond to the invitation of Jesus to be drawn into the mystery of His love and goodness. Will I?