Hoo boy! Time for another day among people who don’t even care about God. Why did this mission get put off on me?
Saul/Paul of Tarsus Yesterday at 12 pm
Well, we got run out of another synagogue. On to the next town, but I haven’t had a decent meal in three days. And can anyone please find me the nearest Stella-cerva coffee bar?
Saul/Paul of Tarsus Yesterday at 3 pm
Did you hear what Proditor of Seleucia did to us? How can he claim to be on our side and speak out against us like that? It’s hard enough what we must bear without a traitor among us. No one understands what it is like to have this job and what it demands of you.
Saul/Paul of Tarsus Yesterday at 5 pm
The government and everyone in it is corrupt. I can tell you a few things I heard when I was in prison. The guards talked to one another all the time and all we prisoners overheard everything. One time…(See more)
Saul/Paul of Tarsus Yesterday at 7 pm
Here is more proof of what I have been saying about those Roman senators. Go to this link to see for yourself: http:Allpoliticiansshould(bleep). (Sorry about all the foul language you have to navigate, but this is really good.)
Saul/Paul of Tarsus Yesterday at 9 pm
The end of another long day and little to show for it. I am not sure I can take much more of this. Surely twelve hours a day is enough to give to this thankless task.
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 12 hrs ago
Here we go again. And I had little sleep because John needed some counseling at 2 am. Seems he is not sure he can handle any more. What a wimp. So now I have to write two epistles and get together a new synagogue sermon on little if any sleep at all because of his selfish waste of my time.
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 10 hrs ago
Now what? Have you all heard the latest from Corinth? Can’t these immature brats get anything right? It’s not about me, me, me, people. In fact, maybe the few of you who are on my side need to head across town and start a new congregation.
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 8 hrs ago
What? No comments on that last one? Surely you see how wrong they are. If you do, let me hear from you!
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 6 hrs ago
Oh, so now I am being too harsh? True believers won’t let something like this pass without comment. If you are real Christians, copy and paste this to your page. We’ll find out who is truly faithful to God.
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 5 hrs ago
Here’s a fun pic of me and the guys taking a quick dip down at the river. We’d already gotten wet baptizing people, so we just chucked the robes and had a good time. Everyone deserves some fun! : )
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 4 hrs ago
Here I am trying to spread the Word as hard as I possibly can and all I get is criticism. Really people. Someone find me an Stella-cerva coffee bar ASAP! I won’t get through this ordeal without one.
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 3 hrs ago
All right. I’ve had it. I am a Roman citizen. I do not deserve to be treated the way they are treating me. Everyone meet me at the agora at dawn tomorrow and we will show this government exactly what we think of it.
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 2 hrs ago
I am so tired. No one has to put up with the things I have to put up with. Can’t you all take care of yourselves for a change? Do you really expect love and encouragement from someone who has so little and has sacrificed so much? It’s not fair!
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 1 hr ago--
Was that really necessary Peter? After all, you are a Gentile-hating hypocrite. Keep your criticisms to yourself.
Saul/Paul of Tarsus 30 min
Nearing the end of another 12 hour day and I did not accomplish a thing. Does anyone have any idea why?
If there had been such a thing as social media in the first century, Paul would never have used it in those ways. So why do I see these sorts of things from people I know are Christians? Why do I see whining and “poor little me?” Why do I see diatribes against brothers and sisters? Why do I see posts designed to cause an uproar, and the writers then sitting there all day to gloat over it? Why do I see people railing against the government they are supposed to obey and respect whether they agree with it or not? Why do I see pictures of Christians in scanty clothing, doing questionable activities and passing along items with crude and vulgar language on nearly every line? And why do I see idlers who cannot seem to get anything profitable done because they are posting all day long?
If Paul were alive, how would he use social media? Just look at his epistles, the social media of his day. He edified. He encouraged. He counseled. He commended brothers and sisters to one another. Yes he did rebuke, sometimes harshly, but even then with the design to save souls not to exalt himself. Yes, he did talk about some of his ordeals, but the percentage was minuscule and always with the purpose to teach and admonish. Yes, he did ask for prayers, not because he deserved them but so he could continue to preach the gospel. Yes, he did pass along personal information and requests (“Bring me the parchments,” etc.), but always with a humble attitude, not as a petty tyrant abusing his authority. He never for a minute sowed discord among brothers. Instead he told us all to do as he did: be willing to take wrong for the good of the gospel. His sacrifices were willingly given and never resented. He knew others sacrificed as well and never put himself above them, even though he probably could have.
So maybe we should consider this: If Paul wouldn’t post it, maybe we shouldn’t either.
Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no occasion of stumbling, either to Jews, or to Greeks, or to the church of God: even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved. 1Cor 10:31-33