How were you inferior to the other churches, except that I was never a burden to you?1 Forgive me this wrong!214
Now I am ready to visit you for the third time,3 and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents,4 but parents for their children.515
So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well.6 If I love you more,7 will you love me less?
Be that as it may, I have not been a burden to you.8 Yet, crafty fellow that I am, I caught you by trickery!