Posted by: livingscripture | January 26, 2012

Saints Timothy and Titus

From the Word of the Day

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few…The Kingdom of God is at hand for you.”

                                      Luke 10: 1-9                                                                                               

How should we live this Word 

Today is the feast of Saints Timothy and Titus, Paul’s disciples.  The Liturgy stresses the urgency of faith in its two essential dimensions:  the proclamation of the Kingdom and fraternal charity. Jesus is the model.  He did good everywhere, healing those under Satan’s power and curing the sick, as He announced the newness of full and lasting salvation in God’s Kingdom.  It is a Kingdom of love, harmony, and peace.

We need to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send workers so in love with Him as to dedicate themselves totally to bringing about God’s plan here and now, detached from material goods and comforts.  God wills to depend on us to reach the whole world with the good news of salvation, life now and forever.

Today in my pause for silent contemplation, I will measure myself on the model given byJesus.  How is my love for Him and His Word?  How do I proclaim the Word by the witness of my speech and life?  How do I show my love for others in practical solidarity?

Lord Jesus, I don’t always succeed to live like You even if I greatly desire to do so.  Give me courage and the will to overcome whatever limit in order to remain with You and participate in the realization of Your Kingdom.  May Your kingdom come! 

The voice of Thomas Keating, Contemporary Spiritual Guide

If we consent to God’s will, He works in us through the fruits of the Holy Spirit, compassion unlimited, joy, peace, and the other gifts listed by Paul in Galatians 5: 22-23.

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