????2 Tim 1:1-8 (or Tit 1:1-5); Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10 (R.v.3); Luke 10:1-9


The Letter to the Hebrews 13:7 says, “Remember your leaders, who preached the word of God to you, and as you reflect on the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith.” This is one reason why we celebrate the saints in the Church.

So as we celebrate today, St. Timothy and St. Titus who were both coworkers with the apostle Paul, we learn from their lives that we too can become good collaborators with Christ in evangelization.

Luke 10:1 already gives us a universal dimension to Jesus’ invitation to discipleship. The number “70” is often seen as the number of the nations on earth in the biblical times (cf. Gen 10). Hence, it is not difficult to understand the place of Timothy and Titus in the mission train of Christ despite their pagan descent.

The testimonial given by St Paul himself concerning them in certain places (cf. 1 Cor 4:7; 2 Cor 8:16, 23; Phil 2:20; 1 Thess 3:2) shows that they also respected Jesus’ call to his disciples to remain focused as they set out for mission (Luke 10:4).

Like them, we are also called to enter into the missionary train of Christ and preach the good news as we go. It does not matter what it might cost us or what we might suffer in the process. 2 Tim 1:1-8 already tells us of the joy that comes with it in the end.

You don’t really need a Church to begin this task. Begin in your house, office, school, farm, road, anywhere; just begin to tell people about Christ. Most importantly, let them see the Christ in you through the kind of life you live.

May Christ enrich you greatly, today and ever as you take a step to help in making him known to the ends of the earth. Amen.

Have a grace-filled day. Peace be with you.

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