The Christian Call:
May you have more and more grace and peace as you come to know our Lord more and more. By his divine power, he has given us all the things that we need for life and for true devotion, bringing us to know God himself, who has called us by his own glory and goodness. In making these gifts, he has given us the guarantee of something very great and wonderful to come: through them you will be able to share the divine nature and to escape corruption in a world that is sunk in vice. But to attain this, you will have to do your utmost yourselves, adding goodness to the faith that you have, to your goodness, understanding; to your understanding, self-control; to your self-control, patience; to your patience, true devotion; to your devotion, kindness towards your fellow men and women; and to this kindness, love.
2 Peter 1:2-7 (Jerusalem Bible)