If there’s one word that characterizes the Christian life, a strong contender would be “conversion.” ... Life is really a kind of Lent that is preparing us for the eternal Easter.So go ahead, and give the Holy Spirit a chance to let your story inspire someone else in their path of conversion.
As Pope Benedict XVI said a few weeks ago:
“The time leading up to Easter is a time of metanoia, a time of change and penance, a time which identifies our human lives and our entire history as a process of conversion, which begins to move now in order to meet the Lord at the end of time.”
My guess is that’s why so many people find it compelling to listen to other people’s conversion stories — they inspire us to keep persevering in our own daily conversion efforts.
In past years, OSV Newsweekly has solicited conversion stories from readers to publish in our Easter Sunday issue, and it has been a great success.
We’d like to do that again this year, but also open up the invitation to those who may have been baptized Catholic as infants, but fell away from the Church until having a “reversion” experience.
You can submit a story in two ways: Email it to feedback(at)osv(dot)com, with "Conversion Story" in the subject line; or post it as a comment below.
Thanks! And a blessed Lent!