The Flames of God’s Love in the World

 
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Tuesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time, based on 2 Timothy 1:1-8

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,

  To Timothy, my beloved child:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

  I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

  Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Katy Beedle Rice

Katy Beedle Rice is a catechist and writer who lives with her husband and three children in Boise, ID. She is a formation leader for the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, training catechists who work with children ages three through six. She writes for Celebration Publications, a division of the National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company, and blogs about ministry and motherhood at http://blessedbrokenshared.blogspot.com/.

One thought on “The Flames of God’s Love in the World

  1. Loved your image of the wood burning stove and breathing to encourage the flames. Thank you!

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