The Word Among Us

November 2006 Issue

A Living Letter from God

St. Paul and the Corinthians

By: Fr. Lawrence Boadt, CSP

Paul wrote 2 Corinthians somewhere around a.d. 56 or 57—some twenty years into his ministry. Paul is an experienced apostle by now, and he has been around long enough to have run into a number of people who criticize his ministry. And this is precisely what is going on in Corinth—so much so that Paul feels he must explain his ministry to them again.

One of the greatest blessings of this letter is that as he defends his ministry, Paul reveals how he himself lives out the very things that...

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