Romans 9:1-3

Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends.” Paul loved his countrymen so much that he said he wished he could trade places with those unbelievers so that they would be saved—even if it meant he would be damned.
Penn Jillette is a world famous magician and an outspoken atheist. On his personal video blog, however, he once told a story about a Christian who came to his show and attempted to share the gospel with him after the show. Mr. Jillette said that far from being offended, he was impressed by the man. He said that from his perspective if you really believe in eternity and that someone might be separated from God in damnation forever, and you knew how to avoid that, but you did not share that information, you must really hate that person.
When is the last time you were truly burdened by the eternal fate of someone you know? Do you ache for people like Paul did? 
Romans 9:1-3   I am speaking the truth in Christ- I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit-  2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.  3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh

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