Monday, 2 September 2013

Pastoral Fragments...discipline is never painless

"Discipline is never painless - for the one who delivers it or the one who receives it.  Calvin points out that godly pastors weep within themselves before making others weep.  Paul is neither ironhearted nor ironhanded.  His love for [the Corinthians] motivated his actions entirely.  If they were grieved, he leaves no doubt that he was grieved more."
                                                                                          - refers to Calvin, The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, p.28

                                                                   - David E. Garland, 2 Corinthians, p. 115

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