I wrote to you in my letter… — 1 Corinthians 5:9.
It is interesting to realize that lots of the books in the New Testament are merely letters. With email, twitter, and texts these days letter writing is a lost art. Historians write books and papers based on letters great men and women wrote, but I suspect that form of historical research will go the way of the dinosaurs.
St. Paul was a most prolific letter writer, and what is preserved not only gives us insight into the difficulties faced by early Christians, but also his letters set forth insights and guidance as to what Christianity is and requires.
I have tried to write more real letters to my friends and family, but my best intentions usually result in a short email. Maybe it is time to pick up the pen again. What do you think?