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Our Daily Bread Meditation for June 7, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, June 7, 2012,
“Remember Jesus Christ… . Imparting the word of truth without deviation.” (2 Timothy 2:8,15)

“Words, words, words.” A con­temporary one-act play by that title explores the absurd proposition that if you sat a monkey down in front of a keyboard for long enough, he could eventually produce a Shakespeare play. We might think of that proposi­tion as we see Paul warning Timothy to avoid “disputing about words,” which “serves no useful purpose” (2 Timothy 2:14). Perhaps this led ...

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Our Daily Bread Meditation for June 6, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 
“Stir into flame the gift of God that you have.” (2 Timothy 1:6)

Stop, drop, and roll. For decades, this fire safety mantra has been taught to schoolchildren so that they can have a quick way to remember what to do if their clothes ever catch fire. Fire needs fuel and heat, but without air, it can’t burn for long. So one of the best ways to put out a fire is to get rid of its source of oxygen.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have St. Paul telling Timothy—and all of us—to fan i...

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Saint of the Day for January 26, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : Saint of the Day 
St. Timothy (1st century)
Timothy was an early Christian, and the recipient of two letters now found in the New Testament. The son of a Greek father and a Jewish mother, he was a companion of St. Paul. He was first bishop of Ephesus, where he was martyred for opposing the worship of Dionysius.

Reflections from the Saints

Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.
– St. Paul the Apostle

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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for October 18, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, In : Daily Meditations 


"I have no one with me but Luke." –2 Timothy 4:11

St. Luke was a disciple of St. Paul, a missionary, one of the four evangelists, the author of Acts of the Apostles, and a doctor (Col 4:14). On Luke's feast day, however, the Church has not chosen readings to emphasize any of these claims to fame. Our first reading simply notes that Luke was with Paul. That doesn't sound like much until we remember Jesus' last words in Matthew's Gospel: "Know that I am with you ...

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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for September 16, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Daily Meditations 

Mass Readings: September 16

First: 1 Timothy 6:2-12
Resp: Psalm 49:6-10,17-20
Gospel: Luke 8:1-3


"Man of God that you are, flee from all this." –1 Timothy 6:11

Paul commanded Timothy to do four things (1 Tm 6:11-12): 1) flee, 2) seek, 3) fight, and 4) hold. Christians encourage each other to "hold on," "hang in there," and persevere. Sometimes we realize that to hold our ground, we must obey Paul's third commandment to Timothy. We must fight the e...

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2 Timothy

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

2 Tm 1  —  STIR-FRIED

"I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God bestowed when my hands were laid on you. The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly Spirit, but rather One that makes us strong, loving, and wise." —2 Timothy 1:6-7

When Timothy told Paul he was thinking of quitting his ministry in Ephesus, Paul refused to accept Timothy's resignation. He told Timothy to stir up the Holy Spirit in his life and bear his "share of the hardship which the gospel entails" (1:8).

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1 Timothy

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

1 Tm 1  —  CHANGES

"I have a solemn charge to give you, Timothy, my child. This charge is in accordance with the prophecies made in your regard, and I give it to you so that under the inspiration of these prophecies you may fight the good fight and hold fast to faith and a good conscience." —1 Timothy 1:18-19

Paul told Timothy "to stay on in Ephesus in order to warn certain people there against teaching false doctrines" (1:3). The situation was bad but the Lord could change any...

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