Tuesday 19 September

Tuesday of week 24 in Ordinary Time
or Saint Januarius, Bishop, Martyr
First reading – 1 Timothy 3:1-13
The Apostle is speaking about those who have responsibilities in the Church. Each one of us have some kind of responsibility. So how should be behave? The word which he uses is: being respectable. Respectability comes from integrity and Reliability. Integrity is being an interiorizing the faith and reliability is the being at the side of others in their necessities. Humility is that by which the integrity and reliability is practised. Integrity comes from following what we preach. And reliability is that by which we stand where we are in spite of the difficulties. Both are accomplished in humility while carrying out our responsibilities. Let’s us reflect: Am I exercising my responsibilities by being respectable?