road to Damascus

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Noun1.road to Damascus - a sudden turning point in a person's life (similar to the sudden conversion of the Apostle Paul on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus of arrest Christians)
turning point, landmark, watershed - an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; "the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"
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Before meeting Christ on the road to Damascus, his words and actions terrorized followers of Jesus.
With what I learnt in the elections, I have had the conviction that Nigerians are on their road to Damascus. It is imperative and worthy of note that the connections and relationships of politicians with the grassroots was a decisive factor to their victories in the 2019 general election which dichotomized it from the erstwhile elections.
He denied the magazine's claims that he had previously supported the idea of weekend fixtures in a leaked e-mail to Agnelli."I did not have a road to Damascus moment about this," he said.
Another Road to Damascus: An Integrative Approach to 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri (1808-1883) (reprint, 2017)
"Today, allow me to remain comfortably in my Mukhtara home, for I do not want to take the road to Damascus. Yet, I am not an obstacle standing in your way if there is a need for you to take that road," he underlined.
For young Liverpool musicians, that show was like St Paul's vision on the road to Damascus. Mike Pender, a founder member of the Searchers, says: 'I saw Buddy Holly and from that night, everything I learned, everything I played, was based on Holly.' The fledgling Beatles had a gig that night, but a few months later they recorded That'll Be The Day at Percy Phillips' studio in Kensington.
The TV was placed in position and I was struck by a Saul moment of revelation on the road to Damascus.
For some, the road to Damascus is short and well-lit, leading from platefuls of meat to a vegetarian menu or from two packs a day to airy lungs.
Bogosi said proceeds from the book would help publish other upcoming books, revealing that he was also in the process of writing another book titled The road to Damascus which would outline his challenges as a child of God.
Quite the opposite - it is on the road to Damascus that a one-time tentmaker named Saul who cruelly persecuted Christians saw the light and went on to become Christianity's greatest missionary - the Apostle Paul.
Historic versions tend to be glossed over in later years but the apostle Paul, who previously persecuted the Christian Church, received his divine intervention on the road to Damascus, where he had papers to arrest and detain the early preachers of the message of the kingdom of heaven.
We are not looking for Saul on the road to Damascus, just St Jeremy on the road and the miles to Dundee.