“But arise and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, that I might appoint you to serve as [My] minister and to bear witness both to what you have seen of Me and to that in which I will appear to you,” Acts 26:16 IOW – I love this verse. This is what Jesus says to Paul when he stopped him in his tracks on the road to Damascus. Remember, Paul was torturing, killing, taunting, threatening, and terrorizing the followers of Jesus – he was a horrible person not unlike a jihadist extremist terrorist trying to eradicate anyone not adhering to the strictest form of Islam. Jesus says “I am Jesus who you are persecuting”…”BUT, get up on your own feet for I have a new purpose for you”. If Jesus can so quickly look past what Paul had done, why do we question God’s ability to forgive our horribleness’s. I needed this today.