Forgiving your persecutor
Matthew 5:44 (ASV 1901)
44but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;
By replacing hate for one of his captors with love, Jake made a friend out of an enemy.
A few months after his release from prison, a Pastor is called upon to pray for a blind and diabetic man, on getting there, he is shocked to discover that the sick man was one of his fiercest tormentors in prison. “Oh, Lord! Do not let me fail you now!” - he prayed, and God heard him; for he found the grace to forgive his persecutor.