This year 2015 we did not celebrate the Conversion of St Paul. However, during my retreat, for the first time, in a conscious way, I actually conversed with St Paul. Called in such a dramatic fashion, St Paul teaches us how to respond to that wonderful call for each of us. St Paul, pray for us!
From a high horse you fell, O St Paul
From on high you came tumbling down
What struck you? What hit you?
How very blessed you are! It is the Lord!
You were busy persecuting Christians
You did not think you were doing wrong
Zealously, perseveringly, you went on and on
But our God is so merciful, so compassionate
Not a day more for you to go on your way
And so in Damascus you were given a trip
You fell from your high horse
Praise God you didn’t break your bones
Praise God you were not too badly shaken
But blind you did become
Blind you had been really all along
For you knew not the One you were persecuting
Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?
Who are you, Lord?
And I am amazed that you address our God
In a manner so apt, so right
And the Lord sent Ananias to heal you
Your sight was restored
You grew in holiness
By leaps and bounds you grew in your relationship with our Lord
And now I come to you, St Paul
I come to learn from you
To imitate you as you imitated our Lord
St Paul, pray for us!