2 Timothy 4:1-5 (NRSV)
Apostolic and pastoral advice for Timothy
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and
the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you:
proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or
unfavorable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in
teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound
doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers
to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and
wander away to myths. As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the
work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.
During this Lenten season how are you called to do the work of an evangelist? How
are you called to to share the good news message that, "Christ has died, risen, and
shall come again?
How are you being invited to "hear" this message again in new ways? How have you
been "deaf"to this message? In what ways can you invite Spirit to speak life into the
dead places of your existance?
Lent is a time of reflection, repentance, fasting, prayer, and works of love. How can we
share the love of Jesus with those in need?
FOR FURTHER REFLECTION DURING THE LENTEN SEASON, YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT:
Alternatively, I invite you to visit one of my (s)heroes blogs, that of
Bishop Vashti McKenzie. She will also have a Lenten devotional found at http://thisisyourwakeupcallonline.com/
Many of us will be fasting and praying together on this website.