Affection For God's People
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Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor.
For this reason we have been comforted. In addition to our comfort, we were made to rejoice even more over the joy Titus had, because his spirit was refreshed by all of you. For if I have made any boast to him about you, I have not been embarrassed; but as I have spoken everything to you in truth, so our boasting to Titus has also turned out to be the truth. And his affection toward you is even greater as he remembers the obedience of all of you, and how you received him with fear and trembling.
We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.
For God is my witness, how I deeply miss all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
My children, again I am in the pains of childbirth for you until Christ is formed in you.
Not to mention other things, there is the daily pressure on me: my care for all the churches.
Although we could have been a burden as Christ's apostles, instead we were gentle among you, as a nursing mother nurtures her own children. We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.