RE Verse reading–Acts 6:8-15, 7:1-60 (day two) “Then the hight priest asked Stephen, ‘Are these charges true?’ ” It would have been easy to side step the charges. They were, afterall, false (cf vs 13) Stephen could have simply denied the accusations and preserved his life, but he didn’t because his goal was the salvation of his accusers rather than his own safety. His attitude reminds me of a man who probably traced his own awakening back to this event. In Romans 10, Paul writes, “Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation”. With similar passion, he writes in 1 Corinthians, “I have become all things to all men so that I may by all means win some” Like Stephen and Paul, life becomes a very different thing when the goal is salvation for others rather than safety for us. In this grand enterprise, we seize opportunites, we accept the risks. We are playing to win!