I know what it means for me to have to tell my friends or family that what I once believed to be true was not true for me now. This takes courage. But, to be in a position to do the same thing after having killed people who held these believes is unfathomable courage. He was first rejected by his friends, who now wanted to kill him. Then when he tries to contact Christians they were afraid of him. This does not deter him, however, and he eventually embarks on what is arguably the most extensive mission in all of history.
Paul had a choice. He could have believed that what happened to him was a trick of the mind, or a result of falling off his horse. He chose the “road less traveled by, and it has made all the difference.”