People often use the phrase “road to Damascus” to describe the events surrounding a person’s conversion. I’m one of those who, like Paul, had an adult conversion. Mine, though, was a lot more like that of my patron saint, Augustine. He was fascinated by faith but blocked by overthinking it. He said to friend and fellow philosopher Alypius: “What is the matter with us? … Nonphilosophers surge ahead of us and snatch heaven.” Moments later, he was able to surrender to what he already knew in his heart, and his conversion unfolded.
It can be good from time to time to recall our conversion moments, be they hard or soft, quick or slow—to remember what drew us to faith and be thankful that we chose to turn toward the way of Truth.
Take a moment to reflect on that moment when your faith emerged or deepened.
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