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Acts 26:13 I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining around me and my companions.
Yes, I had a conversion that changed my life, that reduced me to tears on this feast day ten years ago, but now after the initial rush, the new life often seems ordinary, routine, labored.
Something tells me this is the way it’s supposed to be, that it’s okay to go up the mountain, but you can’t stay there. You have to come down eventually and walk the flat lands. That’s where the real, and yes, the hard, work takes place.
There is no doubt in my mind that this new life is infinitely better than what might have been had I not responded to the call of the Spirit. All it takes on the flat days is a kind, affirming word or gesture from one of those we serve. I experience gratitude and am converted all over again.
Today the Church remembers The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.