Saturday, June 5, 2010

More to Think On!

Well today's first reading certainly can lead one to think about its relevance in today's world.
Yes we all will finish the race and hopefully compete well. How well will keep the faith?
Is it not funny that during these times how true the words ring about sound doctrine not being tolerated. Yes as the media continues to attack the church about priests wrong doing. It seemed ironic to me that here in Toronto 2 days in a row we read about teachers who were arrested for sexual misconduct, one which was collecting and in possession of child porn. But it was only a brief story. Yet when more misconduct about priests came to light this was carried for weeks and repeated and twisted daily. Excellent media coverage, not! Why is the school board not hauled out on the carpet and publicly persecuted?
Why are the principals the board members not questioned, did they know? Really lets leave the church alone. You want to cover the church? Bring the word to the people!On the front page everyday the Daily Readings. Would that not be grand, people going to work digesting the word of god!

2 Timothy 4:1-8

Beloved: I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;
convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching. For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truth and will be diverted to myths. But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances;
put up with hardship; perform the work of an evangelist; fulfill your ministry.

For I am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance.

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