Today, we celebrate the companions of Saint Paul: Timothy and Titus, bishops. Paul did not diddle dawdle following his conversion but set out spreading the Gospel. He relied on the help of many in accomplishing this important missionary work. Paul looked to his friends, Timothy and Titus, to carry out the most difficult of missionary tasks as recalled through his letters to them included in the canon of sacred scripture. St. Paul referred to his friends as “my dear child,” reminding us that we are all brothers and sisters by virtue of our common faith.
Looking to Paul and his choice of companions to accompany him and carry out his missionary task of speaking the Gospel, we may be provoked in looking at the companions we choose to assist us. By virtue of our own baptism, we are called into the missionary work of the Church.
We are called to be evangelizers in our own right to present the truth of the Gospel to the world in which we live. While we may not be traveling to foreign lands in the truest sense of mission, we can start in our own backyard which may be a difficult and harrowing task itself.
When and where have you felt you were on a missionary journey to spread God’s word?
Spiritual Reflection: “Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
Blessings of love,