every time I pray. I ask that God in his good will may at last make it possible for me to visit you now.
For I want very much to see you, in order to share a spiritual blessing with you to make you strong.
What I mean is that both you and I will be helped at the same time, you by my faith and I by yours.
You must remember, my friends, that many times I have planned to visit you, but something has always kept me from doing so. I want to win converts among you also, as I have among other Gentiles. 1
For I have an obligation to all peoples, to the civilized and to the savage, to the educated and to the ignorant.
So then, I am eager to preach the Good News to you also who live in Rome.