As a man dedicated to God, you must aim to be saintly and religious, filled with faith and love, patient and gentle. Fight the good fight of the faith and win for yourself the eternal life to which you were called when you made your profession and spoke up for the truth in front of many witnesses. Now, before God the source of all life and before Christ, who spoke up as a witness for the truth in front of Pontius Pilate, I put to you the duty of doing all that you have been told, with no faults or failures, until the Appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who at the due time will be revealed
by God, the blessed and only Ruler of all,
the King of kings and the Lord of lords,
who alone is immortal,
whose home is in inaccessible light,
whom no man has seen and no man is able to see:
to him be honour and everlasting power. Amen.
2nd Reading for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Timothy 6:11-16
It is easy to say the right things in church. Sometimes we might think and feel them too – but sometimes we just say them…
Outside of church, and among people of different view many of us fall silent…
What helps you speak of faith to others? What makes it difficult?
Photograph (c) 2015, Allen Morris. Sundokov: The Queue. Russia Museum, St Petersburg