The Apostle Paul and ministry:
“This is not someone intoxicated with ideas but unconcerned about people. Nor is it someone who is content to minister at a distance–through the books he has written, perhaps, or through younger emissaries. No, this man’s ministry is not designed first and foremost to produce ideas, books, or junior colleagues, but to serve the people of God; and to this he is passionately committed. And that passion shapes the prayers he utters on their behalf” (D. A. Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation, 82).