The Apostle Paul intentionally looked for common ground. It was vital in the connections he made with both religious and irreligious people. He said, “Religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized-whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ-but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life” (1 Corinthians 9:20-22, MSG). Common ground can be one of the best ways to vitally connect with people, and to help them take a step toward the Lord who loves them and wants a relationship with them.