The Conversion of Saint Paul
January 25 – The Conversion of St. Paul –
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity ends.
Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. Now he himself was “entered,” possessed, all his energy harnessed to one goal—being a slave of Christ in the ministry of reconciliation, an instrument to help others experience the one Savior. Paul’s great message to the world was: You are saved entirely by God, not by anything you can do. Saving faith is the gift of total, free, personal and loving commitment to Christ, a commitment that then bears fruit in more “works” than the Law could ever contemplate.