1. Let me know thee, O my Knower; let me know thee even as I am known.(see note 318) O Strength of my soul, enter it and prepare it for thyself that thou mayest have and hold it, without "spot or blemish."(see note 319) This is my hope, therefore have I spoken; and in this hope I rejoice whenever I rejoice aright. But as for the other things of this life, they deserve our lamentations less, the more we lament them; and some should be lamented all the more, the less men care for them. For see, "Thou desirest truth"(see note 320) and "he who does the truth comes to the light."(see note 321) This is what I wish to do through confession in my heart before thee, and in my writings before many witnesses.