A spirit of power and love and self-control

October 2, 2016 6:00 am


“I remind you, to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands.  For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.” (2 TIM 1: 6-7) 

“A spirit of power and love and self-control” comes to us as a “gift of God.” What we need is “to stir it into flame.” Power belongs to God, not to us—the more we belong to Him, the more we can participate in His power; God is love, who loves us—and we also ought to love one another; self-control helps us to distinguish between happens in me and happens to me.

“The word of the Lord remains forever. This is the word that has been proclaimed to you.” (Gospel Acclamation) 


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak