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January 26, 2022

Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops

Today we remember Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops of the early Church and loyal companions to Saint Paul. Both received letters from Saint Paul that are included in the New Testament. In a letter to Timothy, Saint Paul is encouraging Timothy to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. To Titus, he writes: For this reason, I left you in Crete so that you might set right what remains to be done and appoint presbyters in every town, as I directed you.

In a general audience on December 13, 2006, Pope Benedict commended Timothy and Titus on their willingness to take on various tasks in far from easy circumstances. He went on to say that both saints teach us to serve the Gospel with generosity.

Today, the gospel exemplifies how we are to live the gospel as Timothy and Titus did. They serve as examples to all who desire to have an intimate relationship with Jesus, for they gave entirely of their mind, body, and soul in loving and sacrificial service to the Church. No doubt, they had times in their lives prior to meeting Saint Paul, that the seed sewn fell on thorny, rocky ground. In the end, their soil was rich, they heard the word and accepted it and they bore fruit thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.

It is easy to give our heart but to give our thoughts, our judgment, our intelligence, that is a more difficult sacrifice. (Saint Peter Julian Eymard).

What more of yourself will you give to Jesus today?

Closing Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers, which we offer before you for all members of you holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

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About Patty Pizzitola

Patty is an Associate of the Blessed Sacrament at Corpus Christi Parish in Houston TX.