This week, we complete our study of St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians.
As a mother of three, soon to be four, children, I understand a parent’s love for their children and their hope for the best for their children. In the 2nd Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians, Paul expresses this same love and hope for his “children” in Corinth. He hopes that they have not been led astray by “false prophets.” In all, what he really wants for them is for them to grow spiritually . . . to strengthen their bond with God. Don’t we all want this for our kids? If you could have one wish for them, wouldn’t it be to have a close relationship with God, since that relationship will not only benefit them in this life, but also in eternal life?
Children may not always show their appreciation for their parents, especially when the kids are still young. However, I’d imagine that in the long run, the people of Corinth, as well as all children of parents who try to raise them with the right morals and love for God, are thankful for those who put them onto the right path. And hopefully, in the end, we can at least say we tried out best, just like St. Paul.
This week, we will read and discuss chapter 13 (2 Corinthians 13:1-14). Please feel free to share your thoughts or questions regarding the readings by posting your comments on the Week 7 page under 2Corinthians or on the LGB Facebook page.