The Epistle Of Ignatius To Mary At Neapolis Near Zarbus by Ignatius
Chapter II.--His own condition.
But I, O thou blessed woman, not being now so much my own master as in the power of others, am driven along by the varying wills of many adversaries, being in one sense in exile, in another in prison, and in a third in bonds. But I pay no regard to these things. Yea, by the injuries inflicted on me through them, I acquire all the more the character of a disciple, that I may attain to Jesus Christ. May I enjoy the torments which are prepared for me, seeing that |the sufferings of this present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.|