The Word Among Us

July/August 2023 Issue

Take the Time to Love

A Look at Paul’s “Messy” Relationships

By: Joe Difato

Take the Time to Love: A Look at Paul’s “Messy” Relationships by Joe Difato

People suffer from all types of loneliness. I can remember how lonely I felt the first time I went away to college. Later in life, I could feel lonely when I had to go on lengthy business trips. I missed my wife, Felicia, and our children so much. I also know how rejection or disagreements caused me to feel lonely and divided from other people.

What would you say if I told you that even St. Paul felt lonely, especially toward the end of his life? Read the final verses in his...


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