Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 1:12-24, 2:1-11 (day five)
2:3 This is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.
Heard a new phrase a couple of weeks ago. “The Speed of Unity”. Paul demonstrates this principle that helped him prioritize and discern his actions and behaviors. Paul is committed to move at the speed of unity. His return visit would have caused great pain and anguish, so instead he writes a letter. His goal was the health, joy, and unity of the church. He demonstrated patience and humility in order to keep that group of believers strong in their faith and to preserve and promote their joy. Same intensity and energy required to write the letter. Just a longer process than a “guns blazing” visit.
If our goal is a healthy unified church, we ought to move at the “Speed of Unity”, considering carefully our actions, reactions, and decisions. Also a wonderful principle for relationships.