For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received . . . .
(1 Cor 15:3)
It sounds so simple this little phrase from Saint Paul, but what a powerful message that follows. In fact, “I hand on to you what I myself received . . . “ is evidence of teaching that Paul had learned and in turn passes on to the Corinthian Community. Saint Paul uses this same formula in the teaching about the Eucharist: For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you (1 Cor 11:23). How important it is to hand on the teaching we have received!