We begyn to prayse oure selves agayne. Nede we as some other of pistles of recommendacion vnto you? or letters of recomendacion from you?
Ye are oure pistle written in oure hertes which is vnderstonde and reed of all men
in that ye are knowen how that ye are the pistle of Christ ministred by vs and written not with ynke: but with the sprete of the livynge God not in tables of stone but in flesshly tables of ye herte.
Suche trust have we thorow Christ to god ward
not that we are sufficient of oure selves to thinke enythinge as it were of oure selves: but oure ablenes cometh of God
which hath made vs able to minister the newe testamet not of the letter but of the sprete. For the letter kylleth but the sprete geveth lyfe.
Yf the ministracion of deeth thorow the letters figured in stones was glorious so yt the chyldren of Israel coulde not beholde the face of Moses for the glory of his countenauce (which glory neverthelesse is done awaye)
why shall not the ministracion of the sprete be moche more glorious?