In our first reading for today the apostle Paul speaks about his former life before his conversion, during that time he persecuted the church and the Christians one of those was St. Stephen the first martyr of the church.
Then, Jesus intervened, that became the catalyst in his conversion: from being the number one persecutor of the early church he became the most zealous propagators of the faith.
The conversion of Paul was God’s will, but it was not only God’s will that precipitated his conversion he was also to be credited for it. For he humbly obliged the will of God for him so it was both the will of God and his humble submission to it.
Now, what is the will of God for us all? Obviously it is for us to have conversion, to turn our backs from our sinfulness. Like Saint Paul we too are called to humbly accede to God’s will for us.
Do we care to listen and follow the will of Saint Paul in his conversion?