May 12, 2019

“If There Is Any Excellence”

My guess is that Paul was so moved by the love of these people lived out in the example of the young man, Epaphroditus, that he saw in that boy’s love and sacrifice all the steadfast love of God.  When Epaphroditus stuck his head in Paul’s cell, what Paul saw was the face of Christ.  I imagine we’ve all something akin to that experience, from the time we were children, I hope,  – maybe in a hospital bed, or late at night when your car broke down … you know what it feels like to see that face.