I am grateful to God, whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, as I make unceasing remembrance concerning you in my prayers night and day, while remembering your tears, I desire to see you, in order that I might be filled with joy, I remember the sincere faith in you, which dwelled first in your Grandmother, Lois, and in your mother, Eunice, and I am convinced that it is also in you. (2 Tim 1:3-5)