Monday, February 10, 2014
Paul's Final Letter to the Corinthians
How are you? I am fine. The weather here in Damascus is nice, but a little dry. They say there'll be rain soon, but I don't know. How is the weather in Corinth?
I have written you two letters and still have not heard back from you. Is something wrong? Frankly, my feelings are a little hurt. It doesn't have to be a long letter, just a postcard would be nice. I wrote just one letter to the Galatians, and now they write me all the time. Just the other day, in fact, I got a really nice birthday card from the Galatians. I bet you didn't even know it was my birthday, did you? You would have if you wrote more often. I work my fingers down to the knuckles writing these wonderful long letters and I don't hear word one back from you.
I am sure none of your friends get such nice letters as you do. I bet they wish they had someone like me who would take time out of his busy day to write. I showed the letters I'd written to my friend Timothy before I sent them. He said they were very nice letters.
Maybe you don't mean any harm, but letter-writing is a two-way street. It doesn't work if one side does all the writing and the other side never writes at all. Giving a reply is just common courtesy, is all. Well, that's it. If you don't send an answer back this time, don't expect any more letters from me.
Paul the Apostle