Reflection for WEDNESDAY, Saints Timothy and Titus.
Fr. Aloysius Santiago sdb
Rector and Parish Priest
Don Bosco Shrine
Today's Gospel verses
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
Behind every successful person, there would be obviously a dedicated team of people working for the common goal and objective.
St. Paul was an astounding missionary in the early Church and he is called an Apostle to the Gentiles.
He went far and wide preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ.
And wherever he went, he would establish Christian communities to continue the work of the gospel.
He would also appoint leaders in those communities to help the communities to grow.
St. Timothy and St. Titus were appointed by St. Paul to lead their respective communities.
They had to work hard to keep the communities united and to be faithful to the gospel.
We too have our part in helping our parish community and the Church to grow in faith and to be united in love and to be witnesses of the Good News of salvation.
May St. Timothy and St. Titus pray for us and may the Holy Spirit guide us to become a vibrant, missionary and evangelising Church so that others will come to know and believe in Jesus Christ the Saviour.
GOD BLESS YOU
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