Demanding trust is a rather untrustworthy act. In fact, leaders who demand that others trust them should not be trusted at all. The Apostle Paul wanted very much for the Christians in Corinth to trust him. Somehow, perhaps through slander against Paul, that trust had eroded. But Paul would not demand it back. Instead, he wrote the letter now known as 2 Corinthians, detailing the heart, methods, and trials and of his ministry in hopes of commending himself as trustworthy. In the letter, he is eager for the church in Corinth to regain confidence in him and his fellow minister Timothy, so "that on the day of our Lord Jesus you will boast of us as we will boast of you.