Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21, 6:1-2 (day seven) “We are. . .giving you an opportunity to boast about us, so that you may be able to answer those who boast in outward appearance.” (vs 13) It was a public relations issue. Still is. Communicating to the world must always be done on the world’s terms. Left to himself, Paul would never have considered providing “boasting points” to the Corinthian believers. He was willing to do so only because it was important to those he was trying to reach. Are we? Are we willing to talk about the environment if it matters to our neighbors? What about other religions or social justice? Do we adapt ourselves out of concern for those Christ loved? At 11:00 this morning (altogether due to the Marathon) we will gather to consider the question, “Why should we care what the world thinks?” I am looking forward to thinking with you on this important question. My love to you, dear friends.