Why would Paul go back into a city where they just stoned him?


Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day he and Barnabas left for Derbe. Acts 14:19-20
            It’s astounding to think that Paul, after being stoned to near death by the Jews then dragged outside the city, would pick himself up and return back into the city.  Why would someone do this?
            Love.  Commitment.  Passion.  If you truly want people to hear the good news, your death is of little consequence because you know the death of the people who just stoned you is a permanent separation between heaven and hell.