April 28.  Conversion experiences was one of Marie’s favourite topics and she had written a whole little booklet about them.  Some were life-changing ones, like Saul’s others were more like a process of change. Some men and women feel called to join a religious congregation. Turning away from an addiction to drugs, alcohol or gambling can be a conversion too.  “Many of us have small conversion experiences, possibly during a special church season or a personal event. The call to conversion is a constant companion in life. That’s what I have discovered,” Marie shared.  “My conversion experience focused on our marriage.” “Mine was a care for creation.” Amazing!

Scripture: Saul journeyed to Damascus and suddenly a light from heaven flashed about him.  And he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul why do you persecute me?”  And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.”   Acts 9:1-20.  Pope Francis: In some cases one of the spouses is not baptised or does not want to practice the faith.   This can make the other’s desire to live and grow in the Christian life difficult.  Still some common values can be found and these can be shared and relished.  AL 228.   Any technical solution which science claims to offer will be powerless to solve the serious problems of our world if humanity loses its compass.  Believers themselves must constantly feel challenged to live in a way consonant with their faith and not to contradict it by their actions.   They need to be ever open to God’s grace and draw constantly from their deepest convictions about love, justice and peace.   LS200.  Reflect, share and act, pray.