What did Paul mean that he was “all things to all men? ” Not that he would compromise the Gospel message, changing it or “adapting it to different cultures, but that he would change and adapt himself in any way not sinful or deceitful, in order to remove a needless roadblock to men hearing the Gospel.
And we pray:
O Lord, let me be willing to leave my “comfort zone” or to adapt to others and different situations as needed to be an effective witness for You and Your truth. Let me not hinder the Gospel by stubbornly holding to human traditions, but let me not change the truth of the message with novelties that depart from the faith once delivered to the saints. Amen.