1 Thessalonians 2:6-9
6 We were not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else.
As apostles of Christ, we could have been a burden to you,
7 but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.
8 We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only
the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.
9 Surely you remember, brothers, our toil and hardship;
we worked night and day in order not to be a burden
to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.