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Today’s Readings – Friday of week 24 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on 1 Timothy 6:2-12

We come now to the last chapter of this letter. Having told Timothy what he should concentrate on in his teaching, he warns him against those who do not follow the “sound” teachings of Jesus, which are in accordance with true religion.

Paul says that such people are “conceited and ignorant”. They have a weakness for questioning everything and love to argue about words. They have an obsession with polemics and controversy for its own sake.

We still meet such people in our Church today. They do absolutely nothing to help the cause of Christ and the building of the Kingdom. As Paul says they simply create “dissension, slander, evil suspicions”. He calls them “men with twisted minds who have lost … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saints Cornelius and Cyprian

Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs (Memorial)

Nothing certain is known of Cornelius’ early life. After Rome had been without a bishop for about a year because of the persecution of the Emperor Decius, Cornelius, a member of the Co … Continue

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