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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 25, 2019

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FRIDAY, January 25         Conversion of Saint Paul

Acts 26:16 But get up and stand on your own feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you to serve and testify to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you.

Reading today’s lesson from Acts, I wonder if maybe we are more like Saul than we realize. Even with our own limited view, each day we have the opportunity to empty ourselves in order to let God fill us with holy peace, love, and direction for our journey.

Slowly I am learning new perspectives from ancient spiritual writings. When my faith journey includes seeking to empty myself of my own assumptions, fears, and earthly desires, I become more open to loving and being loved as God loves.

Fourteenth-century mystic Catherine of Siena articulates this experience: “He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined. Leave it all to him, let go of yourself, lose yourself on the Cross, and you will find yourself entirely.”

MOVING FORWARD: With what would you most like for God to fill you? How might that change the way you pray this week?

PRAY for the Diocese of Louisiana

Today the Church remembers The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.

Ps 67 | Acts 26:9-21 | Galatians 1:11-24 |
Matthew 10:16-22



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