Click here to download and listen to this homily (12 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. Paul's encourages his young companions Timothy and Titus (and us) when he writes: "I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to the Lord." St Catherine of Siena, in Dialogue 110 writes that our candle is love and we receive the light from Christ.
Readings: 2 Timothy 1-8; Psalm 96; Mark 4:21-25