On the 25th January the Church celebrates THE CONVERSION OF ST PAUL.
As a young man named Saul he was climbing the ranks of Jewish society as a Pharisee. He first appears in the Bible, holding the cloaks of the men who stoned St Stephen to death. He went on to become something of an hit-man, pursuing and executing many Christians until something drastic happened!
Usually God steers our lives with gentle nudges if we allow him. Yet Saul needed knocking off his horse, a blinding light, and the audible voice of God! In an instant Saul’s life was changed, he was given the new name of Paul which means small or humble.
Ironically after being renamed humble he went on to become one of the greatest figures of Christian (and human?) history.
If we are brave enough, we should ask God to humble us, so that we too might be used by Him for great things for our the world as we pray: Our Father… St Paul: Pray for us.
Think: How could you be more humble?