“Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word by letters when absent, such persons we are also in deed when present” (2 Corinthians 10:11).
Paul’s letters to the churches, written in absentia, expressed the foundational teachings of the Christian faith. Yet, how he lived, while present with them, was the very embodiment of those teachings. In other words, there was no difference between his stated beliefs and how he lived. The challenge of each day is bringing together what we know and what we do.