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Paul, the apostle, writes:

I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever.

I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view.

I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life.

I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!”

(1 Corinthians 9:19–23, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language)

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Giv’m heaven!
John Parker