I feel personally connected to these readings that call us to conversion—especially when I think of my personal experience of “call.” Do these readings remind you of your “Call?” I know that most persons who attend here at St. Aidan experienced Baptism and the other Sacraments as babies, children and very young people. But it seems to me that adults, (although having already experienced these special moments), still hear their own personal call at some point, and their faith becomes more ‘real.’ What do I mean by this? That their actions and lives are put into a different light; put into a different perspective from worldly and secular values; and that an actual conversion takes place and makes changes in how all things are discerned. To experience a conversion is to adapt to different ways and purposes; to be altered in form or substance; a change in beliefs and attitudes. Does this describe your conversion experience?
Through my love of music and the work of Music Ministry, I made an adult conversion of faith. (I now personally know that with God, nothing is impossible!) God’s hand in my life truly makes me proclaim: “I sing what I believe, I believe what I sing!” I was changed by my conversion personally, spiritually and even in my career as a musician.
Today we hear the story of Jesus’ call, and the response of the Disciples. Our reply is to imitate them and to also follow the Lord: to repent and turn from sin to salvation; to live God’s Kingdom here on earth, to be converted by the Word. Food for thought…