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It's so tempting to turn away from the chaos in the world. We certainly know there's enough of it - it's all over the news, each and every day, pouring in from every part of the world. We all have enough on our plate, right?
But Paul has a heart for those far from God. Great sorrow and unceasing anguish, we hear, for those who do not know Christ. He's willing to sacrifice himself for their sake. He's willing to give up his comfort, peace and contentment for them. He was just talking about how amazing the love of God is, about how incredible it is to be wrapped in the arms of God so that nothing can separate us, and he's now offering to give that up so that others can know Christ.
When we think of the people around us, do we have that kind of compassion? Are we committed to sharing the Gospel at whatever cost to ourselves? Or do we balk at the price?