Paul the apostle in love
The Secret of Our Power to Love
Legend has it that a wealthy merchant traveling through the Mediterranean
world looking for the distinguished Pharisee, Paul, encountered Timothy,
who arranged a visit. Paul was, at the time, a prisoner in Rome. Stepping
inside the cell, the merchant was surprised to find a rather old man,
physically frail, but whose serenity and magnetism challenged the visitor.
They talked for hours. Finally the merchant left with Paul's blessing.
Outside the prison, the concerned man inquired, "What is the secret of
this man's power? I have never seen anything like it before."
Did you not guess?" replied Timothy. "Paul is in love."
The merchant looked bewildered. "In Love?"
"Yes," the missionary answered, "Paul is in love with Jesus Christ."
The merchant looked even more bewildered. "Is that all?"
Smiling, Timothy replied, "Sir, that is everything."