Relationships define us the most says Pastor Lloyd. There is no greater call than when we lay our life down for a friend, making a difference in someone’s life. Paul exemplifies this as he writes from a prison cell, yet his thoughts are for his friends and the church. In this passage, Paul identifies several companions; some were good and encouraging, others left him and others harmed him. This is about the various levels of commitment each one of us has for the Lord’s work and the response to the disturbances that come. Paul had a guiding perspective: “But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me. . .” When we can face adversity with hope, we have a powerful testimony.