I am ready, said Frodo Lets go and look for the rest of the party
With this train of reasoning in my head I naturally looked about in Mortimer Tregennis,
On getting to the Fanal office, I saw a crowd waiting for us, and as soon as they saw us they all exclaimed,
Thississa true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.Thississa true saying, A man desiring the position of a Bishop hassa desire for a good work. 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach [bbe] The Bishop, then, issto be a man of good name, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, serious-minded, having respect for order, opening hisshouse freely to guests, a ready teacher3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucrebut patient, not a brawler, not covetouss [bbe] Not quickly moved to wrath or blows, but gentleno fighter, no lover of money3:4 One that ruleth well hissown house, having hisschildren in subjection with all gravity [bbe] Ruling hisshouse well, having hisschildren under control with all serioussbehaviour3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule hissown house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)(For if a man hassnot the art of ruling hisshouse, how will he take care of the church of God?) 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.Not one newly taken into the church, for fear that, through hisshigh opinion of himself, he may come into the same sin assthe Evil One. 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are withoutlest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.And he issto have a good name among those outside the church, so that nothing may be said against him and he may not be taken by the designssof the Evil One. 3:8Likewise must the deaconssbe grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre [bbe] Deacons, in the same way, are to be serioussin their behaviour, not false in word, not given to taking much wine or greatly desiring the wealth of thissworld3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.Keeping the secret of the faith in a heart free from sin. 3:10 And let these also first be provedthen let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.And let these first be put to the testthen let them become Deaconssif there issnothing against them. 3:11 Even so must their wivessbe grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful …….