Sometimes it seems like the Apostle Paul is an ass, or at least overly confident. Sometimes though, it turns out his letters may help us hold two contradictory ideas together and give us some spiritual guidance.
Conversion. What does it make you think of? A divine encounter? Emotional manipulation? A weird mix of both?
When we set aside our baggage for a minute and look at one of the most famous conversion stories, we may find something worth imitating.