Quote/s of the Day – 25 January – Feast of the Conversion of St Paul
“I have appeared to you for this purpose,
to appoint you as a servant and witness,
of what you have seen and what you will be shown.
I shall deliver you from this people
and from the Gentile,s to whom I send you,
to open their eyes, that they may turn
from darkness to light
and from the power of Satan to God,
so that they may obtain forgiveness of sins
and an inheritance among those, who have been consecrated by faith in me.”
“Paul, more than anyone else, has shown us,
what man really is and in what our nobility consists
and of what virtue this particular animal is capable.
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 (347-407)
Father & Doctor of the Church
“When Paul is blinded,
he gets his vision.
God has mysterious ways
of entering our life.
God seemingly gate-crashed.
With us, God might need
a little more time!”
Msgr Alex Rebello
Diocese of Wrexham, Wales
“I live, no longer I
but Christ lives in me,”