In this morning’s school Mass, our Gr. 4 class led us in a celebration of our St. Paul Feast Day (which was this past Tuesday, the 25th). Each year close to Feast Day time, I write the same Principal’s message about St. Paul. I feel it’s important to know and be reminded often of the history of the Saint that our beloved school is named after. 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 believe that we all belong to “One Family, One Hope in Christ.”
Yours in faith,