This letter is from John, the elder.

I am writing to Gaius, my dear friend, whom I love in the truth.

Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. Some of the
traveling teachers recently returned and made me very happy by telling me about your faithfulness and that you are living
according to the truth. I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.