Ugh. I’m sorry. That’s what I want to tell you. I have known you were gay for a very long time. I…
Joy to the world
Because of past trials and storms Paul knows himself very well. He’s grown; he’s matured; he’s been made new in Christ day-by-day, storm-by-storm. And so, in the midst of this current storm, he’s able to empathize with others and provide assurance. The calling of the church is not simply to tolerate one another; we’re to mourn with one another; to bear one another’s burdens; to deliberately devote ourselves to empathy.