We hear this week from St. Paul’s second letter to Timothy. Paul, the old warrior, is passing on to his young disciple words of advice and encouragement. He tells Timothy that he has received “no cowardly spirit,” but rather a spirit of boldness and confidence. Throughout the ages, in the saints and the martyrs, we have seen evidence of this courageous spirit that comes from the risen Christ. Did you know that the 20th century had more Christian martyrs than any other century? We can all still benefit from Paul’s words.
No Cowardly Spirit
Cycle COrdinary TimeWeek 27
by Bishop Robert BarronOctober 3, 2004
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