I caught a video recently of a little ten year old girl singing on America’s Got Talent. She had an amazing voice and I’d like to tell you about it. The problem is, I can tell you the song she sang and I can describe her powerful voice and how she carried herself, but no matter how accurately and enthusiastically I tell you about her, you will not be able to experience the beauty of her voice or her performance merely through my telling.
That is because there are times that words fail us and the reality is, knowing about someone is not the same as knowing them.
This morning I was thinking about the idea of encountering Jesus. You see, today we celebrate Ss. Peter and Paul and I was reading about St. Paul’s conversion story (Acts, Chapter 9.)