Paul lived and worked with [Aquila and Priscilla], for they were tentmakers just as he was. Each Sabbath found Paul at the synagogue, trying to convince the Jews and Greeks alike.
Here's a quick quiz for you:
1. Name five of the wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name ten Nobel Prize winners.
3. Name the last six best-actor/actress Oscar winners.
How did you do?
Now, answer these questions:
1. List three teachers who helped you in school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
I suspect you did much better on the second quiz. The lesson is that the people who have had maximum impact on your life are those who cared about you and showed it, not those with the greatest credentials or the most money or awards.
In today's reading, Paul walked fifty miles south, from Athens to Corinth, where he faced a huge challenge of lust and immorality. Yet during his time there, Paul had maximum impact on the people of that city.
First, Paul had an impact through his relationships. He became friends with Aquila and Priscilla. As they worked together, the couple could observe Paul's work ethic.
How are you modeling the Christian life for your family and your coworkers?
St. Francis of Assisi said, "Preach the gospel at all times-if necessary, use words." If our lives don't clearly give evidence of the reality of our faith, nothing we say will have any lasting impact.
In His strong love,