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Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? Paul did not have a very comfortable time with his Galatian Christians. It was not easy to get along with them. He was frequently required to be severe with them. They were not dependable in their moods toward him. Today they would give their lives for him, tomorrow they were angry at him. “You received me as an angel of God. …I bear you witness, that, if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.” Then the next sentence reads: “Am I become your enemy, by telling you the truth?” They could not bear correction. It is beautiful, however, to note Paul’s mood towards them. He continued faithful in his friendship, always seeking to do them good. Thus only can we be true helpers of others. We must love them, not only when they love us, but also when they are offended at us for our faithfulness. That is the way Christ loves us and teaches us. He is always considerate and patient, and never wearies in helping us.