When St. Paul was suddenly dropped off in Athens unattended, he explored the city and took note of what he saw. He was grieved by the idolatry, but with eyes attentive to God’s presence he also found truth already believed and a place for God already reserved. Paul named the unknown God and challenged his hearers to renounce idolatry. Today we apply this story to our own lives, taking Paul’s challenge seriously to investigate our own idolatry and the idolatry we’ve become so acclimated to we don’t even notice anymore. And we find in Paul’s example a model for engaging the mission of God in a city.