So being affectionately desirous of you, we were
willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel
of God only, but also our own souls, because ye
were dear unto us ( Thess. 2:8)
"Being affectionately desirous " is one word in the Greek (Himeiromai)
used especially of parents who had lost a child and now grieved or longed
for him. The word denotes the strongest kind of love that can be experienced
for an absent loved one and indicates an habitual attitude of mind.
Be joyful in HOPE patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.