Six years, two visits, and two letters after planting the church at Corinth, Paul writes once more to his spiritual children with a message of reconciliation, encouragement, and challenge. As the Corinthians elevate themselves through self-protection, Paul shares the mind-bending logic of the gospel. Suffering, weakness, and humility are part of God’s paradigm for joy. In this new cruciform way of life, we can embrace the paradox of the cross and experience the transformative power of a God whose love was made known through the sacrificial death of Jesus—for only in our weakness can we find God’s strength.