How can a man go from literally killing Christians to bringing so many centuries after centuries to Christ Himself?
On the feast of his conversion, we remember that the motor that drove Paul was Christ's love. He felt it so intensely and all of us feel it and live it through His words day after day, generation after generation.
This is one of my favorite feast days, because it is a feast of the triumph of God's love in the heart of a man. I want to share my favorite quotes about Paul's deep spirituality with you:
"Paul, each day he aimed ever higher; each day he rose up with greater ardour and faced with new eagerness the dangers that threatened him. He summed up his attitude in the words: I forget what is behind me and push on to what lies ahead.
The most important thing of all to him, however, was that he knew himself to be loved by Christ. Enjoying this love, he considered himself happier than anyone else."
--St. John Chrysostom
“Listen to me. There is only a moment. It is not me. It is Christ himself that looks upon you and shatters your defenses and in that moment you will understand that you are completely known by God... and you are completely loved. I will pray that moment comes for you.”
--Paul, Apostle of Christ Movie
(Paul speaking to Mauritius)
St. Paul, intercede for us that we may also know your love for each and one of us day in and day out and live with the same zeal. Amen.