“We give no opportunity for stumbling, so that the ministry will not be blamed. But in everything, as God’s ministers, we commend ourselves:┬áin great endurance, troubles, hardships, and distresses, in beatings, imprisonments and riots, in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger, in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in the message of truth and by the power of God, with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying and yet we live on, beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.”

-2 Corinthians 6:4-10, The character of Paul’s ministry