- 1 year ago
2 Timothy 1:1-5 (NRSV)
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus,
2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
3 I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy.
5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.
Matthew 15:1-6 (NRSV)
1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
2 ‘Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat.’
3 He answered them, ‘And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
4 For God said, “Honour your father and your mother,” and, “Whoever speaks evil of