Here, as we open up the great 10th chapter of the Book of Romans, we are allowed to take a peak into the heart and desire of Paul. This was not the first time he expressed his desire to see those of his own country turn to Christ for salvation. He opened the previous chapter by saying:
Romans 9:1-3 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, (2) That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. (3) For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
What, if we could take a peak into your heart, would we find to be your desire? Christianity suffers today from the selfish attitude that permeates it. We are so busy trying to amass more and more for ourselves that we have no desire to change the eternal destination of those around us - even our own family. God grant us a heart and a desire like Paul's for the lost around us, especially those we come in contact with every day.