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  • The Church remembers Sts. Timothy and Titus, Evangelists, Bishops, and a Martyr


    Orate pro nobis.


    Timothy


    Timothy was a teenager when he met Paul. His family lived in Lystra so he was a Galatian. His father was a Greek man; we know nothing of his faith. But, Timothy’s mom and grandmother were faithful Jewish women who taught the Old Testament scriptures to this boy they loved so much (Acts 16:1; 2 Timothy 1:5).


    As the women heard Paul preach, they believed in Jesus, and so did Timothy. Timothy may have seen Paul heal a lame man in his town. That would have been exciting! He may also have watched as an angry mob threw stones at Paul and left him for dead (Acts 14:8-20). Yet, he also knew Paul survived. When Paul came back to Lystra a couple of years later on his second journey, Paul invited Timothy to travel with him.


    Timothy helped Paul to establish churches at Philippi, Thessalonica, and Berea (Acts 16:1 – 17:14). When Paul left Berea to go to Athens he left Timothy and Silas behind, but later sent word for them to join him (Acts 17:13-15). Timothy was sent to Thessalonica to strengthen the faith of believers there (1 Thessalonians 3:1-2). Timothy was a trustworthy friend who carried money collected by the Philippian church to care for Paul’s needs in Corinth.


    During the 3 years Paul was in Ephesus teaching them about the amazing power of God, Timothy was there, too. When Paul was imprisoned in Rome for two years, Timothy was right alongside him much of the time unselfishly taking care of Paul’s needs. By now, Timothy was a young man of about 30 who for at least 13 years had been learning how to teach about Jesus and serve God’s people well as he watched Paul do it. Paul thought of Timothy not only as a very faithful friend but also as his spiritual son.


    After Paul’s release from prison in Rome, Timothy and Paul traveled to visit friends in the churches they had founded. When they got to Ephesus, Paul recognized some men in the church were teaching error about Jesus saying that Jesus could not have been a man and God at the same time. Paul wanted to go on to visit his friends in Macedonia, but he didn’t want to leave the Ephesian church in turmoil. So, he left Timothy to teach truth to the church there while Paul went on to Macedonia. As an “apostolic representative, Timothy had the authority to order worship (1 Timothy 2:1-15) and appoint elders and deacons (1 Timothy 3:1-3). Paul thought he’d get back to Ephesus soon, but that didn’t happen. He was concerned about what was going on in Ephesus, so he wrote Timothy the letter called 1st Timothy around AD 64 from Rome or Macedonia.


    Six of Paul’s epistles include Timothy in the salutations. The most tender and moving of Paul’s letters was his last one to Timothy. He was a prisoner in a Roman dungeon when he wrote 2 Timothy, approximately AD 67. He knew he had a short time to live, so the letter is his spiritual last will and testament – his “dying wish” – to encourage Timothy and to request that Timothy join him during his final days of imprisonment (2 Timothy 1:4; 4:9, 21).


    Timothy remained in Ephesus until AD 97. During a pagan celebration of a feast called “Catagogian,” Timothy severely reproved the people in the procession for their ridiculous idolatry. This antagonized the partygoers who beat him with clubs “in so dreadful a manner that he expired of the bruises two days later.”


    Titus


    During Paul’s first missionary journey, a young man named Titus heard Paul preach about Jesus. Titus was Greek—he had not grown up worshiping the God of the Bible. As he listened to Paul, Titus’ heart responded to the message, and he believed in Jesus. Paul brought him to Jerusalem (Galatians 2:1-4) to show the apostles and other Jewish believers how a Greek non-Jew could love God just as much as they did. Titus represented all the other non-Jewish people who became Christians and were completely accepted by God through their faith in Jesus Christ—like most of us!


    Titus continued to travel with Paul on missionary journeys, helping in the work of sharing the gospel. During the 3 years Paul was in Ephesus teaching them about the amazing power of God (third journey), Titus was there. Then, Paul sent him to Corinth to alleviate tension there (2 Corinthians 7:6, 13-14) and to collect money for the poor (2 Corinthians 8:6, 16, 23). Paul thought of Titus not only as a very faithful friend but also as his spiritual son because he had led him to trust Christ.


    After Paul was released from the Roman prison where he had been for two years, he and Titus traveled to the island of Crete. Paul and Titus taught the people, called Cretans, about their need for God and the good news about Jesus (Titus 1:4-5). Soon there were enough believers to start churches in several towns. Paul wanted to go visit the church in Corinth so he left Titus to continue teaching the new Christians and to appoint church leaders for each new church. Someone came to replace him in Crete so Titus met Paul in western Macedonia and continued his missionary work northward into what is now Albania (2 Timothy 4:10). The gospel was really spreading into Europe.


    Back in Crete, though, Titus was a busy man as he cared for all the new Cretan believers, especially because the people just didn’t know how to do what is good in God’s eyes. Paul knew Titus needed some encouragement and reminders of what was important to teach the people. Paul wrote to Titus soon after writing 1st Timothy, probably while Paul was in Macedonia, on his way to Nicopolis (Titus 3:12). Paul hoped to join Titus again, but there is no way of knowing whether that meeting ever took place. Tradition has it that Titus later returned to Crete and there served out the rest of his life.


    Almighty God, you called Timothy and Titus to be evangelists and teachers, and made them strong to endure hardship: Strengthen us to stand fast in adversity, and to live godly and righteous lives in this present time, that with sure confidence we may look for our blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


    Amen.

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  • The cognition conforming to worldly convention is the cognition by the heart of heats of other beings and persons.

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  • Podczas kłutni z mamą doprowadziłam ją do tego stanu że, popłakała się… I to przeze mnie. Wtedy zadzwoniła do niej moja starsza siostra. Mama cała zapłakana powiedziała jej o wszystkim. Nie chciałam słuchać co ona mówi ale usłyszałam jak mama nazywa mnie gówniarzem no i to zabolało ale przypomniałam sobie jak to ja krzywdziłam mamę przez moje zachowanie. Chwilę później napisała do mnie moja siostra.


    I nie wiem co jest gorsze wiedza że, nazwała mnie gówniarą czy fakt że jestem ciężarem?

    Jeszcze mama mi mówi że może to ja sama to sobie wbijamy do głowy.

    I jak tu powiedzieć mamie że, nie chcę tego życia które, mi dała bo ja na ten świat się nie prosiłam.

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    #God#Bóg #nie dam rady #nie daje juz rady #nie daje rady #mam dość#mam doła#mam dosc #chce sie zabic #chce się zabić #chce schudnac#niemy krzyk #życie to nie bajka #nie mam siły #nie chce jeść #nie chce tu być #nie chce żyć #chcę nieżyć
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  • “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…”

    (Matthew 6:19-21)

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  • PT.1 #GOD.IS.THEE.GREATEST.PERIOD!! #OFF.THE.GRID.48.HRS. S/O TO.ALL.MY.TRILL.TRUE.SUPPORTERS.WHOM.CARED.WITH.CONCERNS.BOUT.MY.SITUATION. @BIG.BEAR.@SKISUMMITT.RESORT. #RELAX.MIND/BODY/SOUL.. #CAPPUCCINOFILMSCAPTION2020
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B7ypEY8J3aT/?igshid=x989f3u8ofpa

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  • A Bodhisattva does not see any dharma that is being produced without a cause, nor does he review any dharma as permanent or impermanent.

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  • #OH MY GODDDD RIFT 😭😭🥺😭😭🥺😭 #JESUS CHRIST #THATS GOOOOOD DAYDREAM MATERIAL #WOW!!!! #God#😭😭 #i will be thinking about this .... for ages.
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  • Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapters Regarding Funerals, Hadith 1583

    It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said:

    “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) forbade following a funeral that was accompanied by a wailing woman.”


    Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapters Regarding Funerals, Hadith 1583/3214

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