False teachers have arisen among the Galatians and St. Paul expresses his surprise as some of the believers follow a distorted gospel. In the absence of a gentle greeting, Paul starts his letter to the Galatian church with a stern word. He begins with a summary of the gospel—that according to God's will, Jesus Christ
When we collide with people who disagree with us or are hostile towards us, let us remember that we have been called by the grace of God. We aim to please God and not men because they are not the ones who sent us. Paul labored that the Galatians be conformed to the image of Christ and for the undefiled gospel to take root in their lives and produce fruit. He was zealous for the truth. Do we have the same passion as he did? Can we test what is true and what is distorted? Do we minister from a place of God-given authority or do we shrink back and focus on making ourselves look good instead?