Thoughts for reflection: In the modern, increasingly secular, and highly individualistic West, we tend to think of our faith as something which is up to us. We determine if we believe, how it affects us, and what we do about it. Often times, our faith is something that we try to fit into our already jam-packed lives. If it doesn’t seem to fit, well, there is always next Sunday. The author understood this quite differently. Instead of choosing to follow Christ when it suited him, he describes himself as a “…..prisoner for Christ Jesus…..” What does this phrase mean to you? Paul, if not the author, knew what it was to be a prisoner having been held captive on several occasions. How do you think that experience would impact this statement? What would it look like for you to be a prisoner for Christ Jesus?