You choose me and appoint me
so that I may go and bear fruit
— fruit that will last.(1)
You also say,
“I am sending you out…,
be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves”.(2)
How can I do all these things –
going, bearing fruit, being as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves?
Have we not done many things together for 4 years?
Yes, for the last 4 years we have had many amazing things together.
Will we go together for the next 40 years?
Please give me your patience
so that I can become your best partner.