Thursday, September 30, 2010

2 Timothy 1:1-14

Pentecost +19 - Year C

2 Timothy 1:1-14

I remind you to rekindle the forgiving gift of G*D that is within you. [vs.6]

Don't be a coward and let it go for nothing. [vs 7]

Be not ashamed of forgiving, even those who don't know what they do. [vs 8]

You have a holy calling to further G*D's expansive and expanding love. [vs 9]

Fragile life can be strengthened well into the future through forgiveness unto resurrection. [vs 10]

This reception of forgiveness is worth building a life on. [vs 11]

Trust the forgiveness you have received on your Damascus Road. [vs 12]

Hold to the standards of trust and love. [vs 13]

Guard these standards that reveal the Holy Spirit in each one. [vs 14]

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How do you read these words in our day? How do you keep this pericope from being all about salvaging past doctrines and never getting to trust an on-going conversion through the reception of forgiveness and then being radical in extending forgiveness to anyone and everyone?

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