What’s Your Story? What We Were is Not What We Will Become: Homily for Tuesday, October 4, 2022
What’s Your Story?
In today’s first reading and in the saint we celebrate for Mass, we encounter two people with incredible stories. Saint Paul was a really, really, really serious Jew. He says he went far beyond his contemporaries in the practice of the faith. Francis was a man who had a difficult relationship with his father. Both men, however, changed their lives.
They realize that who they were did not determine who they would become. And the legacy they left us is really quite amazing. Saint Paul was the amazing evangelist of the Gentiles, and Saint Francis was the amazing founder of a religious order. Your story does not define who it is that you will become. You are in control of your life and the choices you make. Like Saint Paul and Saint Francis, you can be someone who does great things too, regardless of where you start.