Brothers, do not weary in doing what is right. 2 Thessalonians 3:13

Paul, himself was a person who did not weary in doing good after his conversion. His encountering with Christ on the road to Damascus put him in the place of the publican; ” My God, have mercy on me, a sinner! ”

At that time Paul felt good, faced with the light of Christ seen himself as a sinner, and at the same time, he understood that God had chosen him to be his chosen instrument to preach the good news.

Paul suffered imprisonments, storm and shipwreck while evangelizing for the good news and he took pride on those brothers and sisters of the church of the Thessalonians who were in the midst of persecution and suffering. He invited the church to follow his rules and instructions. He insisted that they had an obligation to work : if everybody works, their faith will be more peaceful and persevered and stay firm.

We are commanded to stay away from any brother who is living in idleness contrary to the tradition Paul passed on to us. In the name of Christ Jesus our Lord, all are to work and earn our own living. Not to be weary in doing what is right and not to be a burden to others.

Jesus himself, while he was with his apostles, taught them a certain way of praying, of doing, and of living in fellowship. These, then are the traditions which the apostles were preserving in the church and the emphasis of Paul.

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.