HAVING obtained good proof that thy mind is fixed
in God as upon an immoveable rock, I loudly glorify[His name] that I have
been thought worthy[to behold] thy blameless face, which may I ever
enjoy in God! I entreat thee, by the grace with which thou art clothed,
to press forward in thy course, and to exhort all that they may be saved.
Maintain thy position with all care, both in the flesh and spirit. Have
a regard to preserve unity, than which nothing is better. Bear with all,
even as the Lord does with thee. Support all in love, as also thou doest.
Give thyself to prayer without ceasing. Implore additional understanding
to what thou already hast. Be watchful, possessing a sleepless spirit.
Speak to every man separately, as God enables thee. Bear the infirmities
of all, as being a perfect athlete[in the Christian life]: where the labour
is great, the gain is all the more.