Paul was visiting Asia for the last time; he knew that imprisonment awaited him.  He did not know if he were going to be released or die.  The time comes when a Christian has to entrust the care and work to others.  One generation gives way to the next.  Our   mission is clear:  care for those who believe (yes, this is “house-keeping”) and reach out to those who don’t.  It is both/and.  Too often we get stuck on “house-keeping details.”