Friday, February 06, 2009
In much fear
"Was Paul really afraid of danger? Yes, he was, for even though he was Paul, he was still a man. This is not to say anything against him but rather about the infirmity of human nature. Indeed it is to the credit of his sense of determination that even when he was afraid of death and beatings, he did nothing wrong because of this fear."
St. John Chrysostom,
Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians, 6.2