If you have this month's Magnificat, read Heather King's essay for the feast day.
It is very good.
Authentic conversion always comes from realizing we have been 'persecuting' Christ.I think Heather King may be one of the most important spiritual writers of our day. Visit her blog here.
Christ never cuts us down with a gun or a sword. He looks at us with love. He looks us in the eye with love and says, 'Why are you persecuting me?'
How often I've been harsh, rageful, importunate, intolerant, unfaithful, unkind, and just plain wrong.
When that happens I'm struck blind for a few hours or days or even months. Often a long time passes before I see that, once again, I've been persecuting Christ. - Heather King