RE Verse reading–Acts 20:17-35 (day two) “You yourselves know. . .how I was with you the whole time, serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials that came upon me through the plots of the Jews” (vs18-19) Not to get political (as if there is any place safe from it), but those who care about anything must bear the conflict that comes. To say that President Obama “cares” may be political spin, but the fact that his sweeping new health care law was (and will be) a fight is not a surprise to him or anyone else. No leader can be naive at this point. Whether building a church or proposing a new entitlement program, all leaders face difficulty. Those who lead (and those who oppose them) must pay the price of conscience and conflict. God forbid that we grow soft and self-indulgent. To avoid conflict is to not care. Paul is our example. So is Jesus.