St. Paul like you and me has not personally seen Jesus in Christ in person and yet the experience of being blind and sight restored had brought impact in his life that he served Jesus with so much passion. We are also likewise called to the same fiery service for Jesus in whatever walk of life we are in.
The irritations, boredom, helplessness and even hopelessness are the stimuli that can open us to invite Jesus in our hearts to be our companion for life.
As we walk in the streets were Paul had walked, we breathe in the air the challenges he met with courage, the sights he saw, hear the sounds Paul has heard before us, feel the trees and rocks that has been there since the time Paul and let these experiences be enhanced by contemplative prayer for all of us who follow Jesus friend of the poor and healer of the broken.
And like Jesus, may I say to you: come & see, come & hear, come & smell, come & touch, come & experience.