That is an extremely significant pronoun.
Jesus didn’t ask, “Why are you persecuting THEM?”
He said, “Why are you persecuting ME?”
You see, we are in Christ. He is in us. Eternally inseparable.
He is our Advocate, our Great High Priest.
The unkind words because you stood on God’s word.
The gossip that followed you unjustly.
The betrayal by the one you thought was a trusted friend.
The false motives attributed to you when you were trying to help.
It’s not just persecuting you.
It’s daring to persecute Jesus.
It will not go unnoticed.