Paul goes on reprimanding the people of Corinth, and I feel bad even though I wasn’t there. But Paul writes in love. He writes to them to “admonish [them] as [his] beloved children” (4:14). Paul cares so deeply for these people that he is willing to tell them what they’re doing wrong, even though it could potentially result in some of them hating him. Technically, he cared enough to even share the gospel with some of them in the first place. Sometimes I fear telling people my thoughts because I can’t foolproof-ly back them up with theology etc., or I don’t think that they will appreciate what I have to say. However, if done in love, we can help brothers and sisters see new ways to grow. But it must be done in love. Always in love.