He had been traveling all around the most important cities of the Roman Empire planting christian communities. He had been, as a custom, spending some time at a specific city. We would stay for months. He would preach, he would gather new disciples. Most importantly, he would leave leaders in his place (Titus 1:5). Yet, … More St. Paul micromanaging the primitive communities?
We may remember the zeal of the previous young Saul of Tarsus. His impetus desire to eliminate this sect, the followers of Jesus. Just as zealous persecuting christians, after his conversion he becomes zealous preaching the gospel. His dedication is admirable. And he demands the same dedication from his companions, from his team. They are … More When St. Paul had to dismiss an A player from his team
Jesus was very intentional about founding the Church. It was called The Way by the first apostles. He would spend the whole night in prayer. He chose twelve men. Each of their names is intentionally named. They were to represent the twelve tribes of Israel. Hence, we see that he is starting something new and … More How Jesus selected his apostles