I tried to pray for someone who has betrayed and deeply hurt me. Someone who constantly lied to me despite the many times I gave my trust over and over again. Someone who bad-mouthed me behind my back and right in front of my face.
With great pain and sadness, I asked, “Why?”
And then I heard:
[…] “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”
He asked, “Who are you, Lord?”
The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. […]”
-Acts 9: 4-5 (NRSVCE), The Conversion of Saul
I felt a sense of peace as I came back and recognized the Eucharist in front of me.