Trusting the Convert

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St. Paul was a convert to the faith, called by Christ Jesus. In today's first reading from Galatians 1, we hear an interesting part of his story.

Paul spent three years after his conversion preparing for the next part of his ministry. He doesn't say exactly what he did during this time, but I think we can safely assume he spent much time in prayer. Then he went up to Jerusalem to confer with Peter. After this he became known throughout the churches of Judea and the people glorified God because this man who once persecuted the Church was now preaching the faith.

I'm a revert and I've know many converts. It can be tempting for converts to jump headlong into things after a radical conversion. Most often it takes time for people to get used to "the new you" and even begin to trust. As we're called to constant conversion, this means we must always be in trust-building mode.

Father, we thank you for our conversions - the first time and each day. May we build up trust as we preach the gospel to others. Amen.

Today's Readings

Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. If you're not familiar with his story, read up on him. He's a fascinating saint! St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!


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