The Feast of Sts. Timothy and Titus

Readings: 2Tim. 1:1-8 | Ps. 96:1-3, 7-8a; 10 | Mk. 3:31-35

Paul’s letter to Timothy reminds him of his great heritage that has been given to him through his grandparents, etc. Paul likewise reminds Timothy that the gift he has been given through the laying on of hands is a great gift to be used as he ministers to the people. Jesus is told that His Mother and brothers and sisters are outside waiting for Him. Jesus’ response, upon first hearing it, seems to be callous and unloving. However the sentence: “ Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother,” makes us realize that there is nothing callous in the statement, rather it is a challenge. Jesus tells us that in order to be one with Him we must be willing to do the will of God. Therein lies the challenge! How often do I consciously try to be and live according to the Will of God. When I do, I am becoming more like His mother, brothers, or sisters.

Reflect on your daily life. Take yesterday or the past twenty-four hours and check to see which
were spent in doing God’s will. How or where can you do better? Make a resolution to do so.

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