My team – Gaius teaches us how to handle privilege

Can you remember who baptised you?

Our next member of the Apostle’s team had a claim to fame. He was baptised by the great Apostle Paul.

“Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings.” (Romans 16 v 23)

The Apostle and the church in Corinth benefited from the generosity of Gaius.

Those who understand privilege are generous people.

Baptism was an accepted practice in Paul’s day and has stayed so into our generation. Paul had made a decision for the sake of unity in Corinth not to baptise anyone lest the baptised were tempted to think they were better than anyone else. That is apart from a few, Crispus, the household of Stephanus and our man Gaius!

What did Gaius do with that privileged experience? He chose to become known for his generosity.

Have you experienced what others haven’t?

Are you privileged?

Many of us are.

The temptation is to use it for more personal gain. But it isn’t the Gaius way.

To whom much is given, much will be required (Luke 12:48)

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