|| Are we starting to recommend ourselves again?|
Or do we need, like some men,
Letters of recommendation to you or from you?
 You yourselves are our letter,
Inscribed on our hearts
And known and being read by all mankind.
 For you are shown to be a letter of Christ
Written by us as ministers,
Inscribed not with ink but with the spirit of a living God,
Not on stone tablets but on fleshly tablets, on hearts.
 We have this sort of confidence toward God
Through the Christ.
 Not that we of ourselves are adequately qualified
To consider that anything comes from us,
But our being adequately qualified comes from God,
 Who has indeed adequately qualified us
To be ministers of a new covenant,
Not of a written code, but of spirit;
For the written code condemns to death,
But the spirit makes alive.
- 2 Corinthians 3:1-6