The Acts of the Apostles concludes with St. Paul in prison in Rome, an imprisonment that eventually leads to martyrdom. But Paul is a missionary to the end. He summons the “the leaders of the Jews” in order to bring the gospel to them. What is fascinating is how he frames the message: “it is on account of the hope of Israel that I wear these chains.” He presents the Gospel in a way that resonates with what the people are yearning for. A missionary lesson we need to apply today. Even though the song is 30 years old you still hear the refrain: “and I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” Christianity HAS what people are looking for — we need to make that clearer.