Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bonding with Paul

Galatians 4:14-16

The Message (MSG)
 14-16And don't you remember that even though taking in a sick guest was most troublesome for you, you chose to treat me as well as you would have treated an angel of God—as well as you would have treated Jesus himself if he had visited you? What has happened to the satisfaction you felt at that time? There were some of you then who, if possible, would have given your very eyes to me—that is how deeply you cared! And now have I suddenly become your enemy simply by telling you the truth? I can't believe it.

I read this and want to say, "Paul...Dude...I hear ya! I feel ya!"  Most of the time when I'm hanging out with Paul it's sitting at his feet and taking detailed notes.  Not with this passage.

Maybe it's just the way The Message translates Paul's words here, but his sense of loss--if only an impending loss--is palpable. I get his grief.  Totally! 

Scoot over, Paul.  I'm shovin' in next to ya.  I brought the wine.

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