All of us have received gifts from God to share with others. We should respect and be grateful for these gifts and use them for our spiritual growth.
John the Baptist called for repentance to prepare the way for the Messiah. Today we must ask ourselves, "Am I will to let go of my presumptions and follow the Lord?"
At the time of Paul's First Letter to Timothy, bishops and deacons were the Church's only levels of ministry. Paul is concerned that those ministers be of conspicuous goodness.
There is one God, one mediator--Jesus--and one redemptive act offer by that mediator. Prayer for everybody is important because God wants everybody to be saved.
The suffering of Jesus is the source of salvation. The cross is not just a symbol of death, but of faithfulness and victory.
We all have been called to serve Christ, and our calling--like Paul's--is not something we have deserved. It is pure gift.
Saint Paul urges us to put on the Spirit of Christ like a cloak: to be wrapped in humility, gentleness, and patience. That spirit of Christ wants to live in each of us.
Being saved consists in sharing in the risen life of the risen Christ. We must eradicate from our earthly life whatever is inconsistent with life in Christ.
Salvation comes to us as it came to the Colossians: through baptism into the mystery of the risen Christ. There is no other way than through Him.
Christ is the mystery of God that Saint Paul has been called to proclaim. This mystery of salvation is now being made accessible to everyone, including us.