Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/091715.cfm
Beloved: Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity. Until I arrive, attend to the reading, exhortation, and teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was conferred on you through the prophetic word with the imposition of hands by the presbyterate. Be diligent in these matters, be absorbed in them, so that your progress may be evident to everyone. Attend to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in both tasks, for by doing so you will save both yourself and those who listen to you.
How evident is your Christianity? Do you live like Paul instructed Timothy to live? Do you neglect the gifts the Lord has given to you or do you use them? Paul tells us if we do as he instructs we will not only save ourselves, but others.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to always operate in the gifts that you have given me. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
How great are the works of the Lord!