Wait a minute Cloë didn't we hear that story a few months ago?!
We did Tallulah, on January 25th. January 25th is actually the official feast of Saul's conversion. But sometimes we read the same stories from the Bible more than once during the year because they are so important.
Well I guess going from killing Christians to leading people to Jesus is pretty important, right Cloë?!
It sure is Tallulah.
(youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR6pFRuFIs0)
One of the reasons I wanted to highlight this story is because of what is happening in Syria today. Damascus is the capital the country of Syria and Saul was on the way to Damascus when God spoke to him.
Unfortunately very bad things have been happening in Syria for three years now. More than a million Syrians have left Syria because it is not safe for them and they are now living as refugees in the surrounding countries.
(youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O7lMbC0CQk)
And the Christians in Syria are being persecuted today the same way they were 2000 years ago.
Gee Cloë, we are sure lucky, we go to Mass all the time and nobody wants to do bad things to us because of it. We need to pray for all Syrians, and in a special way for the Christians.
We certainly do Cloë. We can also help them by learning more about their situation and giving money to organizations who work with the refugees. Organizations like Development and Peace
or Save the Children.
Cloë I was checking out this website and I saw that Save the Children has a whole list of ideas about how we can help. Click here to see what they are.
A Prayer for Refugees
Almighty and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own;
look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.
Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Cloë and Tallulah