27 April 2007. Friday of the 3rd Week of Easter
Acts 9, 1-20 Our Road to
We take our reflection today from the Acts of the Apostles, the first reading today. It narrates one of the most beautiful stories of conversion --- the conversion of Saul of Tarsus. With a record of brutalizing and persecuting Christianity such as the martyrdom of St. Stephen, he was converted to Christianity and became the apostle Paul. On his way to annihilate the Christians in
The road to
It also tells us that God can make use of any of us, despite our sinfulness. In a vision, the Lord told Ananias to seek a man from
Let us reflect on two things today. First, on our personal conversion. What is your “road to
Second, on our attitude towards others. Do you have this sense of self-righteousness especially on other people you think are sinners and thus unworthy of holy service. For example, how many have reservations of lay ministers assisting in holy communion? Some would even line up where the priest is, and transfer to another line when a lay minister comes to take one of his line? Remember Paul was a murderer, but to him God gave the task of preaching the Good News to the Gentiles. No one can outshine the work of Paul in our faith. Even present day priests. It is not us who chooses God’s instrument. Who are we to judge whom God should choose?