As we celebrate our Easter Season with “The Cup of Freedom,” we encounter the dramatic story of Saul’s conversion in Acts 9. Saul was a leader of the religious right of his day, full of judgment, prejudice and “breathing murderous threats” against Jesus’ followers.
Sound familiar? Then, Jesus appears to him, and his world is turned upside down! A humble, courageous follower of Jesus, Ananias, the hero of the story, comes to heal Saul’s temporary blindness, and to welcome him with mercy and grace. What might it mean for us to embrace the freedom to follow Jesus wherever that may lead?