Sunday, June 12, 2016

Suffer through it

Rembrandt - St. Paul in Prison

So how long did the apostle Paul spend in prison?  Maybe six years or so.

But why?

Well for one thing, that's how he had the time to write the prison letters; e.g., the letters to the church in Galatia, in Ephesus, in Colossae, in Philippi; he had a lot of time on his hands, so he wrote and it changed the world.

Was it worth it?  In the end, it did cost him his life.  We each have to make our own decision about that, I suppose.

So is there perhaps more purpose to our lives.  Might we find opportunity to serve well while we're in this less than ideal place, less than pleasant job, less than perfect city, country, world????  Of course.

Thanks and a hat tip to OFH for the reminder.

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