Conversion of St. Paul
PARMIGIANINO b. 1503, d. 1540
Oil on canvas, 5 ft x 50.6 in
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
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From Saul to Paul…We’re so used to focusing on Paul, that with Augustine, Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, we forget about Saul. “You are thinking of the shepherd, you have forgotten the wolf.”

There are no words to capture the experience of the Resurrection that Saul had on the road to Damascus. While unique to him, we are encouraged to find moments in the course of our lives that have interventions of the Risen Christ that have us experience the ever-flowing love and mercy of God toward us, and through us to others.

Whatever “bad”experiences that have come your way, the grace of God is always at work to turn the “bad” into the “best.”

Gospel: Luke 15:1-10
Sermon: “From Bad to Best”

This is the Third Sunday in Kingdomtide. There are thirteen weeks in this final quarter of this year’s “Seasons of Grace,” the liturgical year revised according to the cycle of The Bible Through the Seasons. For a calendar of this whole year, together with ways to interpret the church year, visit the menu item “Seasons of Grace: Liturgical Calendar”.

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