According to St. John Chrysostom, the conversion of the thief on the cross at Jesus’ invitation of paradise, is just as great a miracle as the earthquake at the moment he gave up his spirit.
In fact, every conversion is a miracle. It is a miracle that death, decay, and evil can be destroyed. It is now a law of the natural order to tend towards disorder and chaos, though it wasn’t always so. So when someone has a conversion of heart and chooses to repent and follow Christ, it is a miracle, it is defiance of our natural tendency.
Let us today be thankful for the conversion experiences we have had in our lives and continue to pray for miraculous conversions in the days to come as we anticipate that greatest of miracles: the Resurrection of our Glorious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.