Today's reading brings us back to Acts and to the story of Paul's ministry in Corinth. Paul traveled a ton, so it's remarkable that he stayed in Corinth so long. That accounts for the emotional intensity of his letters to the church there, since he knew the community so well. We also see Paul leave the synagogue in frustration as the people there oppose him. What's fascinating is that after he leaves, the synagogue officials becomes a believer. Sometimes we get our message across much better by not trying to force it.