What is Paraklēsis?

Paraklēsis – παράκλησις

The name of the letters I write and this blog… It’s a Greek word that means “calling close together, a summons, for encouragement or comfort”

In 2 Corinthians, Chapter 1:3-8 or so, there are a bunch of uses of this word and its variants.  The Messiah is our comfort and His Words and examples are given to us for encouragement. He is summoning us every day. Forget about diet, sleep, and exercise, answering that call is the best thing we can do for ourselves.