Memorial of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian
September 16, 2021
Daily Reading from the USCCB: 1 Timothy 4:12-16
Now comes some personal direction for Timothy from his mentor. Paul’s basic instruction is that the leader must not stand still but must progress and so provide encouragement for others. He is to set a good example--making good use of the gifts he has received through the intercession of the elders of the community. He is also to be a dedicated teacher.
Care for good example and teaching will contribute to the salvation both of Timothy himself and of those to whom he ministers.
All of us have received gifts from God to share with others. We should respect and be grateful for these gifts that we have received and use them for our own spiritual growth and the growth of those around us.