We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange - I speak as to my children - open wide your hearts also."
You think you have it HARD!
A great lesson for me in that I need to be firm in my beliefs and true to God and refuse to compromise His standards for living, in spite of the what the world thinks!
Reread this passage, Paul's hardships are beyond what most of us will ever have to endure to share God's message with someone. I have the greatest respect for the words of Paul; his faith & love for God Almighty was pure & genuine.