Long before Taylor Swift wrote her 2014 hit single "Shake it Off," the Apostle Paul already understood the concept. After being imprisoned and then shipwrecked on the Island of Malta, he was still a captive in route to Rome, awaiting trial with Caesar himself. When asked to build a fire, a deadly viper slithered from the woodpile and fastened its fangs onto Paul's hand. Natives watched and waited for him to drop dead. Paul merely shook it off. The snake fell into the fire and Paul kept loving and serving those around him. When he showed no reaction or ill effects from the poison, the natives thought he was a god. Paul was quick to point the locals to the One true God and reason for his miraculous reaction.