Monday, 25 January 2016

Saint Paul, A Unique Apostle in more ways than one

Feast Of the Conversion of Saint Paul January 25, 2016

Introduction :

Saint Paul, in my humble opinion was truly "An Apostle to all Men".

Approaching Damascus, from Jerusalem about 3 years after Christ's Crucifixion, Saul a Young Jew from Tarsus was thrown to earth by the tremendous impact of a vision.

"Saul, Saul, The Voice of Jesus Christ called out to him.

"Why persecutest  thou Me ??

A Miraculous Conversion :

Blinded and in a state of shock, the young man was led by the hand into the city. Not for 3 days, did he regain his faculties and when he did he was a newborn creature -- "The Chosen Vessel" of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thus, by a violent spiritual upheaval, one of the greatest human figures in the History of Christianity became a believer.

Soon, he would drop his Hebrew name for the Latin -- hence more universal Paul.

As, the Apostle to the Gentiles, he was to spend his life crisscrossing the Mediterranean World, preaching the Gospel. Founding new "Christian Centres" almost everywhere he went, he transformed Christianity from a small "Hebrew Sect" into a "Worldwide Global Religion".

Conclusion :

Saint Paul as a by-product hammered out in "Sermons and Epistles" -- A System of Ideas which to this day is the foundation of all "Christian Teaching". His Epistles/Letters are truly a Blueprint of Catholic Christian Ideology.

Credits and References :

Saint Paul -- Apostle to all Men
By Ernest O. Hauser
Page 268
"Inspiring People"
Fifty who made a Difference
A Reader's Digest Selection
1993

Note : Please read an amazing article on Saint Paul.

http://www.ecatholic2000.com/cts/untitled-458.shtml#_Toc349936123

 

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