We know how Saul was stopped on his way to Damascus and underwent a total transformation. Saul, who wanted to extinguish the Christians, became Paul, who turned to be a spark igniting the Gentiles (non-Jewish people) with the light of Christ. Besides teaching them orally, he encouraged and strengthened their faith by writing 13 Letters. In these letters, which form a part of the New Testament, he has given them the hope of salvation, imparting the following themes, which the Holy Spirit has inspired.
Paul’s ministry was not
Paul affirms that joy can be found by the believers, even in the midst of their suffering. Writing to the Philippians, he states how he rejoices in his
Paul does not use the word “disciple” in any of his letters referring to the Christians. Rather he uses the words, “believers, followers, saints, servants or stewards of Christ”. The
Yet to be continued…
May God be praised
Fr. Arul Joseph V.