I, Paul, am a prisoner for the sake of Christ, here with my brother Timothy. I write this letter to you, Philemon, my good friend and companion in this work -
also to our sister Apphia, to Archippus, a real trooper, and to the church that meets in your house.
God's best to you! Christ's blessings on you!
Every time your name comes up in my prayers, I say, "Oh, thank you, God!"
I keep hearing of the love and faith you have for the Master Jesus, which brims over to other Christians.
And I keep praying that this faith we hold in common keeps showing up in the good things we do, and that people recognize Christ in all of it.