Paul Did Not Work Alone: Evidence of Paul’s Co-Workers (Fri. July 23)

The word of the day is “fellow.”  We might get the impression that all the credit for Paul’s work among the Gentiles was his alone.  Likewise, when we think of the lives of the saints, we do not consider those with whom they lived and worked.  But today, in our reading of Romans 16:1-16, we find that St. Paul closes his letter by sending greetings to a surprising number of associates and friends.  If we take the beginnings and endings of Paul’s letters into account, we find that he labored with a large network of fellow helpers and supporters.  In fact, he was the head of a missionary team of faithful leaders and helpers.  Today we will talk about two…