Before Paul began following Jesus, he was known as Saul. He persecuted as many Christians as he could, until one day on the way to Damascus, he was blinded by a light. Jesus asked him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" For three days he was blind and couldn't eat or drink. A disciple named Ananias came to Saul and healed and baptized him. Paul became one of the best missionaries of the Church.