Categories: HomiliesPublished On: January 26th, 2021Tags: , 341 words10.3 min read
Sts. Timothy and Titus
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Sts. Timothy and Titus

Timothy and Titus were bishops who worked closely with St Paul. Timothy seemed to be the younger and somewhat timid and assisted Paul even while in prison. Titus was given the more challenging assignments for directing and reconciling other leaders in different cities or communities. Both men served their vocations well. And both men accepted their vocations as a gift from God. A gift? Can you call a vocation that includes persecution, prison, hardships, and persecution a gift?

What about you? What vocation are you living out today? Do you recognize it as a gift? Really, everything is given us by God. You are in His plan. What you are doing today, although you may not think it much, it is an important part of God’s plan. For you, for your family, and for the world. You are probably thinking – not likely, but it is true.

God gave you the talents and skills to be the best at what you are doing. That means effort on your part. It just will not happen automatically. And, as you know, there is always room for improvement. We must strive to do better every day. Not by huge leaps but small steps. And the first small step you should take is to give thanks to God for this day and allowing you to do what He has asked of you. When you receive a gift, we always give thanks, right?

And the second small step today is give yourself as a gift to God. How do you do that? By being a gift to those around you. Let others know they are appreciated and loved. By giving those around you this gift of yourself you are giving yourself to God. May you be a blessed gift to all you meet today.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen