Acts 9:1-20 — Saul of Tarsus lay on a bed, his sight taken from him, his life disoriented, his goals dissolved. A few blocks away, Ananias knows that the Holy Spirit asking him to go lay hands on Saul and restore his sight. Afraid because of Saul’s reputation, Ananias objects but obeys. Whose eyes were opened that day? Saul began to see Christians in a new light, but Ananias – in allowing the Holy Spirit to take him beyond his comfort zone – also had his eyes opened to see that the grace of Jesus Christ can transform even the most hardened sinner and give us the strength to do more than we think we can. Lord, remove my prejudicial judgments of others. Remove my fear and allow me to let others change and grow in your grace – allow me to let even myself change!
April 19, 2013
Msgr. William J. King