You’re Alive and Free! – Act that way!
Paul, a Roman citizen raised in a Greek city with a strong identity as a Jew, called as an emissary by Jesus, the Jewish Messiah, but both crucified and the embodiment of God. He watched the Good New of what God has done in Jesus do astonishing things in the lives of both Jews and pagans, but he knows that the transformation is a real challenge. It means new identity, new creation, death and resurrection. Not easy! The change is personal and communal. Easy to ignore, dilute with other beliefs, turn into religion.