Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle
Humbly submit your will to God (Thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.
He appeared to the Eleven and said:
“Go into the whole world
and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved;
whoever does not believe will be condemned.
These signs will accompany those who believe:
in my name they will drive out demons,
they will speak new languages.
They will pick up serpents with their hands,
and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them.
They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned”. What do you believe in? What we believe in is what we belong to. It is what we protect, fight for, how we live and are willing to die for. Check your phone contacts to see who you hang out with. Check your history on Youtube and the latest things said on your Instagram. What stations do you watch the most on TV? What is the most popular on your Netflix. What is your Bible? What do you worship or what is of greatest worth to you? Yeah, I don’t always watch or listen to the best things either. All information we allow into our lives forms us. Take charge of what you allow into your life.
Wake with Jesus in the morning and reflect on His Word in the Scriptures. Sit in silence and listen. I bet if you do every day and make it a habit, what you believe in will change and what you watch and listen to will as well. I am willing to bet you will make better decisions, be fulfilled because you know who you are and what God made you for. I bet your priorities change and you start searching persistently for the Truth. Last of all, I bet this brings great joy amidst suffering, sickness, and all life has to throw at you because you know who you are and where you are going!
Today’s challenge: Come to God and be converted. Give God everything, He has given you everything. Wake each day to see what Jesus has in store for you, allow Him to put things into perspective or help you rightly order your life then, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” Just be who God created you to be.