The Trials of St Paul

"Five times I have received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I have been beaten with rods; once I was stoned. Three times I have been shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brethren; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure upon me of my anxiety for all the churches..." - 2 Corinthians 11:24-28. St Paul recounts his sufferings for the sake of the Gospel as the mark of a true apostle of Christ, and this window in St Mary Abbot's in London shows Paul enduring all these things and ultimately, martyrdom. Hence, he carries the palm of martyrdom.

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Fonte: Lawrence OP

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