Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Words That Have Gained Importance for Me

In the past forty-eight hours, these words have only gained in their importance for me. (They're some of what the apostle Paul wrote back in the first century to a young pastor named Timothy.)
"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" (2 Timothy 4:2-5)

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