Quote/s of the Day – 25 January – Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Readings: Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9: 1-22, Psalms 117:1, 2, Mark 16:15-18
“Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”
And he said, “Who are you, Lord?”
And he said, “I am Jesus,
whom you are persecuting.”
“ … He is a chosen instrument of mine
to carry my name before the Gentiles
and kings and the children of Israel.
For I will show him
how much he must suffer
or the sake of my name.”
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
“The most important thing of all to him, however,
was that he knew himself to be loved by Christ.
… To be separated from that love was, in his eyes,
the greatest and most extraordinary of torments,
the pain of that loss, would alone,
have been hell and endless, unbearable torture.”
St John Chrysostom (347-407)
Father ad Doctor of the Church
“The Apostle Paul, formerly Saul,
was changed from a robbing wolf into a meek lamb.
Formerly, he was an enemy of the Church,
then, is manifest as an Apostle.
Formerly, he stalked it,
then, preached it.”