6/10: Saint Timothy, Bishop of Prusa (4th century) Martyr - During the reign of the wicked Emperor Julian, who denied Christ, Saint Timothy was cast into prison. Even in prison the faithful visited him in order to listen to the wise instruction of their arch-shepherd.
St. Timothy, born in Galatia in Asia Minor, was baptized and later ordained to the priesthood by St. Paul. The young Galatian became Paul's missionary companion and his most beloved spiritual son. St. Paul showed his trust in this disciple by consecrating him bishop of the great city of Ephesus.
St. Timothy was the first first-century Christian bishop of Ephesus, whom tradition relates died around the year AD 97. The New Testament indicates that Timothy traveled with Saint Paul, who was also his mentor. He is addressed as the recipient of the Epistles to Timothy.
We all have days when we’d rather just quit and go back to bed, don’t we? But Saint Paul reminds us along with Saint Timothy that God expects better of us. Along with the gift of faith, He has given us a spirit of power and love and self-control. That means he expects us to use it. Read today's #BISdailydevotion written by @abbeydupuy on the site. // photo from @unsplash