Chapter II.—His own condition.
But I, O thou blessed woman, not being now so much my
own master as in the power of others, am driven along by the varying
wills of many adversaries,13771377 being in one sense in exile, in another
in prison, and in a third in bonds. But I pay no regard to these things.
Yea, by the injuries inflicted on me through them, I acquire all the more
the character of a disciple, that I may attain to Jesus Christ. May I
enjoy the torments which are prepared for me, seeing that “the
sufferings of this present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the
glory which shall be revealed in us.”13781378