Reflections and Perspectives

Welcome! Reflections, Testimonials, and Perspectives for St. Mary Magdalen are offered by our priests, deacons, parishioners, and others as guest writers. We will offer a Sunday Reflection as well as other topics. 

  • Deacon Anthony Cincotta

Saints Timothy and Titus

2 Timothy 1:1-8 or Titus 1:1-5, Psalm 96, and Luke 10:1-9


Today the Church celebrates the memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus. The first reading shows us two options written by Paul, one to Timothy and one to Titus. Even as they are two different people, the message is similar; to continue doing God's work and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.


Friends, we, too, are called to do the same as Timothy and Titus. Essentially, both readings have a parallel message to tell us that the task is not for one person alone. We are all called to proclaim God, glorify Him, and live the Gospel message of Jesus.

Even though we may not be full-time evangelists like Timothy and Titus, we are all called to do God's work. We may hear the call differently or do different things in giving our time, talent, and treasure in our service to others.


Proclaiming God should be an everyday decision and action. We need to speak openly and honestly about our commitment to our faith and that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and that no one comes to the Father except through Him.


Question of the Day: How will you proclaim God to others?


Prayer: "Proclaim God's marvelous deeds to all the nations." (Psalm 96)

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