“Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart.” (2 Corinthians 4:1) This week the Re Verse Study system has us reading 2 Corinthians 2, 3 and 4. It is a continuation of previous lessons with an emphasis (at least for me on this first day) on losing heart. The greek word is a compound of two. En=in. Kakeo=bad. Literally it means “the bad gets inside of me” Paul knows that bad things happen in ministry. Bad people do bad things. “Good people” are sometimes not far behind. Unfair things happen. Untrue things get said. Which is all manageable unless and until the bad “gets inside” in the form of discouragement or resentment or fear. What should we do when this happens? As you read this week, I hope you will ask the Spirit of God to teach you His answers. Bless you, friends. He is near. He is able. We have much to learn.