For you to say, the only message you see in the two verses is "He would rather" shows you have not the foggiest idea what the message is...<quoted text>
It is clear you refuse to refute me with logical and credible refutation, instead you use your unfounded claim against me.
I know what the passage means.
Why do you believe men?
Look at them again....what would he rather???
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: