Mentoring and Maturing: Letters to Timothy
In May we salute our graduates; In May we honor our moms who nurture us; In May we rejoice at the confirmation vows of our young people.
See anything in common? Three consecutive Sundays in which we recognize the growth of our young people…the first three Sundays in May!
So how does that maturation take place intellectually, emotionally and spiritually? Often, it comes by way of mentoring…someone who is willing to invest of themselves, often at considerable cost, in order to see their student, child, protégé succeed, grow, mature.
In the Bible, the books 1st and 2nd Timothy are two personal, mentoring letters written by the Apostle Paul to his young protégé, Timothy. As he was nearing the end of his life, the Apostle recognized the importance of passing his faith, mission, and character on to the next generation and he offers advice, directions and encouragement to his young disciple, Timothy – and to us.
In this May series, we take a close look at these treasured letters and their message for our lives today. Our challenge is to consider how we, like Paul, are passing our mission on to the next generation!
May 5: Timothy, My True and Beloved Child in the Faith
May 12: True or False
May 19: Remember Who You Are