“Now I, Paul, appeal to you with the gentleness and kindness of Christ—though I realize you think I am timid in person and bold only when I write from far away” (2 Corinthians 10:1, NLT).
Paul did a lot of correcting in his letters, to the point it seems that’s almost all he did. Granted, the Corinthians had a lot of problems. He also tried to be encouraging and positive – the prayers in his letters are beautiful and give us a good example of how to pray for others.
I love how Paul appeals to them with the gentleness and kindness of Christ. He was imitating Jesus (as Paul said we are to do) who seemed to correct people (go and sin no more) gently and with extreme kindness. May we all learn to be more gentle and kind to everyone.