Saul

A very angry and principled young man watched a stoning with a sardonic nod of approval. Radicalized in his ideology he was obsessed with eradicating heretical upstarts who opposed the true faith as well as schooling those who compromised the doctrine and practice by less than full and devoted adherence. He viewed himself as doing God’s work. He was organized and efficient and saw himself as God’s hand. One day God stopped him in his tracks. He saw Jesus. You might be expecting that I would say he saw “Issa” and that this is a report of a modern day radicalized ideologue. His name was Saul. And he was not beyond grace. He was not beyond saving. God was and is sovereign.