Friday, June 05, 2020

Perform the work of an evangelist; fulfill your ministry.

"Proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching." (2 Timothy 4: 2).

Saturday 6th June 2020, 9th Week in Ordinary Time is the feast of St Nobert (1080 - 1134), Bishop. Nobert started life as a prodigal of some sort. The grace of Christ knocked him off his horse and then embraced him. Nobert quickly rose from the rubbles and showed his true colors. He became a priest and then a Bishop and worked hard to implement the reforms of Pope St Gregory VII. He was a noted preacher. He died as Archbishop of Magdeburg in Germany.

St Paul seems to have written our key Scripture for today for St Nobert and also the sequel:

"But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances; put up with hardship; perform the work of an evangelist; fulfill your ministry." (2 Timothy 4: 5).

The life of St Nobert is an inspiration for those of us who started life as a prodigal. We learn that the grace and mercy of God are truly limitless.

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