Valentine’s Day, and as the songs goes, ‘Love is in the air’. But let’s put aside for a moment the cards, red roses, romantic meals and chocolates, and think about the fundamentals. The Apostle Paul was a hardened and experienced traveller. He wrote lengthy and often complex letter to all those he felt needed a bit of guidance. Had he been restricted to the back of a postcard he would have struggled. His ‘word count’ would certainly have been curtailed and would have perhaps focused his mind on getting to the crux (or should I say heart) of the matter.
As Mark Twain suggests, I think writing just a few words can require more mental effort than writing a thousand.
“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead”. Mark Twain