Today’s celebration of our Feast Day in honour of St. Paul was a wonderful gathering of community and faith. Many hands went in to putting this special day together, and we are ever so thankful for their devotion and hard work. Our school and parish community is certainly something to cherish.
As a young man, Paul was known as Saul, and fiercely persecuted any followers of Jesus. On the road to Damascus, Saul was struck down in a blinding light, and in the confusion around him he heard a voice…, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Saul answered, “Who are you, Sir?” The only answer that came was, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting.” After his conversion, Saul became Paul, and launched a tireless missionary career that took him all over the Middle East, and ultimately to Rome. God calls each of us in our daily lives, the same way he called Paul. He wants us to “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.” (Mk 16:15) In order to respond to such a call we, like St. Paul, need to listen with our hearts and ask, “What must I do?”
Yours in faith,