Mr. Darcy might have thought that pride could be kept in good regulation, but Paul just doesn't agree. He can't think of anything worse than bragging about your accomplishments day and night. He generally refuses to do it, except, you know, when absolutely necessary. But bragging about God and his good deeds? Feel free to do that all day. The Big Guy is kind of into praise.
Who's got the power? Well, if you ask Paul… it's Paul. He's an apostle—one who is sent—and the founder of the church in Corinth, so that means he gets to speak on behalf of God. He even claims that his instructions for what the church ought to be doing come from the Big Guy himself. We know what you're thinking—he's so humble.
We're all in this together—that's Paul's motto. There's nothing he loves more than seeing his little flock of Christians living in harmony. He's big on putting others before yourself and caring and sharing in general. Many he should go ahead and join the Care Bears? Apostle Bear here we come!
Love is patient, love is… wait a second, we've heard that before. At every wedding we've ever been to. Why? Well, because Paul's thoughts on love are pure poetry. But he isn't just talking about a summer crush or even the sweet, sweet love we all feel for Ryan Gosling. Paul basically thinks that love should encompass our entire lives. It's like we should all be walking around wearing bracelets that say WWLD (What Would Love Do?). If you think of everything you do in terms of love, you'll never let anyone down. Yeah, it's a tall order, but Paul wants everyone to give it a shot.
Weakness is the worst, right? Who wouldn't rather be powerful, important, and impressive? Well, Paul for one. His favorite pastime is bragging about how lowly and weak he is. And it makes sense when you think about his main man, Jesus. See, Jesus was a peasant who went on to be crucified as a common criminal. Not exactly a man of power and might. But—twist ending!—Jesus turned it all around. And Paul's pretty anxious to walk in his lowly footsteps.