April 15, 2016: Friday, Third Week of Easter

Saul was still breathing threats (when) . . . a light flashed around him . . .
a voice said . . . Why do you persecute me? . . .
(Paul said) Who are you? . . . I am Jesus. (Acts 9: 1–20)

            What an unlikely person to be chosen by God to bring the Gentiles, us, to Jesus, to Christianity!

            What a compassionate God we have who invites us to participate in the ministry he gave Saul/Paul/us, inviting us to come as we are. We are invited to be a reconciling presence in a world torn by war, injustice, prejudice, rejection, fear and loss of hope. A world where the rich and strong are honored and the poor and weak exploited. Yet a world filled with loving, compassionate people if we can just let the Risen Jesus scratch our surface. If we can just help each other scratch this surface so as to recognize that I am made in the image and likeness of God, and so is the other.

Sr. Doris Rechtiene, C.PP.S. (O’Fallon)



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