Bringing Others to Christ Across Cultural Divides (Tues. Jan. 5)

The word of the day is “became.”  What lengths would we go to bring others to Christ?   In our reading of 1 Corinthians 9:19-27, Paul says, “For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant of all that I might win the more” (vs. 19). Think of the distances that St. Paul traveled to bring the Gospel to the world of the Roman Empire. The apostle embarked on three great missionary journeys covering over ten thousand miles.  On these trips, he encountered constant hazards.  On land, he was vulnerable to robbers, hungry, thirsty, sleepless, weary, cold, and in danger of attack from both Jew and Gentiles (vs. 26-28).   And at sea, he was shipwrecked three…