Paul encourages the church in Corinth to offer forgiveness, comfort, love, and restoration to one who offended Paul and the church. If repentance has taken place, it’s better to restore an offender rather than let him fall into despair. Forgive, comfort, love…that’s the way of Jesus.
Paul had pure motives in his dealings with the Corinthian church. His change of plans was not frivolous or self serving but for their benefit. What about our motives? When called into question how do our motives stand up?