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Lord Jesus, grant us the grace to live our faith fervently
Tuesday, 26 January 2021

3rd Week in Ordinary Time
Ss Timothy & Titus, bishops
2 Tim. 1:1-8 or Tit. 1:1-5; Ps. 96(95):1-2a,2b-3,7-8a,10;
Lk. 10:1-9 (Ps Wk III)

After yesterday’s celebration of Saint Paul’s conversion, we now commemorate his two most important and trusted disciples, Timothy and Titus. We know a lot more about Timothy than about Titus, but what we know about them is what St Paul has to say about them. As with most other saints of the early Church, what we know about them is what is most important for the Church and for us: they were fervent Christians, Apostles of the Gospel and were revered as holy men by those who knew them and thus venerated as saints. As such they are models for all Christians.

Called to be Catholics and disciples of Christ, we know that God’s special grace comes to us along with the calling. The special grace is the grace to live according to the calling, to live as fervently as we can. We are not all called to be Apostles in the same sense that Jesus’ Twelve Apostles or Paul, Timothy and Titus were. Yet our faith is an apostolic faith for Jesus sent his disciples into the world to make disciples of all nations. Let us at least live so as not to be an obstacle to the Gospel.

Lord Jesus, grant us the grace to live our faith fervently and responsibly as Your true disciples and apostles.

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