||The Second Letter of Johannes
||How happy I was to find some of your children live
in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
||And so I ask you, dear Lady: let us love one another.
This is no new command I am writing you; it is the command which we have
had from the beginning.
||This love I speak of means that we must live in obedience
to God's commands. The command, as you have all heard from the beginning,
is that you must all live in love.
||I have so much to tell you, but I would rather not
do it wirh paper and ink; instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you
personally, so that we shall be completely happy.