Jan. 26, 2016 Tuesday: Sts. Timothy and Titus
Timothy was from an inter-faith marriage: his mother was Jewish; his father was Gentile. Titus’ parents were both Gentiles. Timothy and Titus were trusted friends, associates, and companions of Paul in his missions and in his sufferings. They often had the delicate task of delivering Paul’s letters to Churches with problems. Paul calls Timothy his “dear son.” One person cannot do everything. We need friends and associates; we need to delegate responsibilities. Because they had a common love and zeal for the gospel, these associates of Paul are honored as saints.
On Friendship and Our Life (By Fr. Henri Nouwen)
Pay attention to the people God puts in your path if you want to discern what God is up to in your life.
This is what life is about. It is being sent on a trip by a loving God, who is waiting at home for our return and is eager to watch the slides we took and hear about the friends we made. When we travel with the eyes and ears of the God who sent us, we will see wonderful sights, hear wonderful sounds, meet wonderful people ... and be happy to return home.