March 8, 2015

Not My Will

Posted in Conversion of St Paul, Faith, St. Paul, Suffering tagged , , at 11:25 pm by Teresa Roberts Johnson

A sudden dreadful Light pierced through the gloom,
And Saul’s unbridled pride fell to the ground.
He had set his face to cause the Church’s doom
Until he heard the stern, accusing sound:
“Saul, Saul, why have you persecuted Me?”
And from that day, Saul’s life was not his own;
Through myriad trials, his only choice would be
To do the will of Jesus Christ alone.
But soon another’s pride crashed to the dust
When in a vision of the brilliant Son
Ananias’ heart filled with distrust
To hear Saul’s persecuting days were done.
But believing Christ, he cast his fears away,
And two received their sight on that great day.

Copyright © 2015 by Teresa Roberts Johnson (All rights reserved)


For the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25), from the Gospel reading for that day: Acts 9:1-22.

4 Comments »

  1. Thank you; very good. I’ve been getting poems from you on my iPhone; but when I try to see them on my computer to save them, they are not there. Any ideas?

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  2. Will said,

    Very nice – and an excellent insight regarding Ananias.

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    • Thank you, Will. In hearing that passage this year, it struck me that the two scenes were parallel. I think there are also connections with the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard, but that’s another poem 🙂

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