Ninth Friday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Ninth Friday of Ordinary Time June 5, 2020 WORD of the DAY But you, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from whom you learned it, and that from infancy you have known [the] sacred scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (2 Tm 3: -14-15) How shall I live this Word? From a Roman prison, waiting to be killed for his faith, Paul writes to Timothy, his beloved collaborator. The letter has the character of a spiritual testament and is in fact the last one of the great apostle. Paul exhorts Timothy not to be afraid to suffer for Christ, but to protect the integrity of the Christian message he learned from his childhood. In addition to the formation received in his family, Timothy was able to study the Sacred Scriptures in depth. The sacred texts are authoritative and secure, they communicate the way of salvation that is pursued thanks to faith in Jesus Christ. “All of the Scripture, inspired by God, is also useful for teaching, convincing, correcting, and educating in justice.” Paul’s statement is totalizing and gives...