One Minute Reflection – 26 January – Memorial of Sts Timothy and Titus, Disciples and Companions of the Apostle Paul and Bishops of the Catholic Church
Proclaim the Gospel; insist on it in season and out of season, convince, rebuke and exhort, do all with patience and in a manner which will teach men….2 Timothy 4:2
REFLECTION – “…The sources we have on Timothy and Titus underline their willingness to take on the different tasks, which often consisted in representing Paul even in difficult circumstances. In other words, they teach us to serve the Gospel with generosity...”I want you to insist on these points, that those who have believed in God be careful to devote themselves to good works; these are excellent and beneficial to others” (Titus 3:8). With our concrete commitment, we must and can discover, the truth of these words and carry out …good works to open the doors of the world to Christ, our Saviour.”…Pope Benedict 13 December 2006
PRAYER – Almighty God, You endowed Saints Timothy and Titus with power to preach Your Word. Grant that, living a life of integrity and holiness in this world, reaching out to teach the Gospel both by our lives and our words, we may, through their prayers, come to our true home in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.