Okay, be honest… I’m sure I am not the only one!
You don’t even have to be female to wonder along these lines. Paul is a phenomenal person, whose mark on Christianity is second to none – except Christ of course, whose name we all bear! Yes, Paul’s legacy and impact is probably felt more than Peter’s because of the many books he wrote in the Bible, and how he constructed what is regarded as Christian doctrine today.
Love him or hate him, we respect Paul! Agree with him or not, we admire him.
But Paul was not the easiest person to get along with. Even within the accounts of the Bible, his personality shone through. You could see that he was someone who was fearsome to some people, misunderstood by a lot of people, and loved by not that many. He had fall outs in the Bible, he challenged Peter on at least one occasion, and publicly too, and he wrote “threatening” epistles to the Churches, talking about how “I already gave you a warning when I was with you the second time. I now repeat it while absent: On my return I will not spare those who sinned…