“…you are to be His witness before all humanity, testifying to what you have seen and heard.” (Act 22:15)
Saul. A persecutor. “Sent women as well as men to prison in chains” (Act 22:4).
St. Paul. A witness. “HIS witness before all humanity”.
They look like two different people. From our perspective. From God’s – the same love for Saul and to St. Paul. And He repeats the same message: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature” (Mk 16:15).
Me and St. Me. It sounds like an opposition from our perspective, but not from God’s.
“O God, who taught the whole world through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Paul, draw us, we pray, nearer to you through the example of him, whose conversion we celebrate today, and so make us witnesses to your truth in the world…” (Collect)
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