That last post was based on the first 11 verses of the letter written to the Philippians by St. Paul. I believe he was killed without seeing them ever again. This was his long goodbye.

Read the letter side by side with what I have written and tell me what you think.

I find him to be a man of surprisingly strong emotions with an unusually transparent attachment to these people he considered his sons and daughters. I admit that I am not a scholar of original biblical languages but can our English translations be so far off as to portray him as such a man of feeling if it were not so?

Am I the only one who can’t recall sermons doing justice to this man’s ferocious love for these people?