Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at
the tax office; and he said to him, 'Follow me.' And he rose and
followed him." - Matthew 9:9
The word is often associated with a one-time event, such as the call
of Saint Matthew. But even for Matthew, that call was only the
beginning, the moment when he started following Jesus. For Matthew,
as for all the saints, his conversion lasted a lifetime. Real
conversion - repentance and turning toward God - is a process that
happens daily. It is our continual "yes" to the Lord and
the grace he offers us.
Life of Conversion,
Derek Rotty walks through eight Gospel passages that reveal essential
lessons about conversion. Through these stories from Scripture, you
will encounter Christ again and again, and, with him as your model,
you'll be drawn into a deeper relationship with the master of
chapter includes reflection questions that are perfect for both
individual and group study.
Rotty is a husband and father. For more than a decade, he has
ministered in Catholic parishes, helping children, teens, and adults
find deeper encounters and relationships with Jesus. He currently
serves as Director of Evangelization and Discipleship at St. Mary's
Catholic Church in Jackson, Tennessee. He has written for The
Catechetical Review, Crisis Magazine, Catholic Exchange, and the
West Tennessee Catholic.