We went to Mass at 5 p.m. this evening. It’s the youth Mass at out parish and since Jerry and I serve on the Youth Ministry Core Team, this is the Mass we usually attend during the school year. Miss courtney was in fine form, humming along with the readings and trying to help Father with his homily. Jerry took her out to the vestibule to walk her around and keep her calm. I could still hear her in the sanctuary, When my girl wants to praise God, ain’t nobody gonna stop her. That’s for sure.
I was struck this evening by the second reading.
It’s from 2 Timothy 1: 6 – 8, 13 – 14 –
“Hence I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands;
for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control. Do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God, Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus; Guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us.”
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