Below is a good daily reading, especially for Catholics. I would say it is a good theme for this blog, since I still battle with the second paragraph. "For I Were Once Foolish." I would have to change the were to am.
Fr. Z follows Ti 3:1 very well. He especially does a charitable job with his fraternal correction of Fr. McBrien, a theology priest for Notre Dame.
Remind them to be under the control of magistrates and authorities,
to be obedient, to be open to every good enterprise.
They are to slander no one, to be peaceable, considerate,
exercising all graciousness toward everyone.
For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded,
slaves to various desires and pleasures,
living in malice and envy,
hateful ourselves and hating one another.
(Blogger Note: Still working on these issues.)
But when the kindness and generous love
of God our savior appeared,
not because of any righteous deeds we had done
but because of his mercy,
he saved us through the bath of rebirth
and renewal by the Holy Spirit,
whom he richly poured out on us
through Jesus Christ our savior,
so that we might be justified by his grace
and become heirs in hope of eternal life.
Here is a really good article on the "The Gift of Obedience, A Gift Or A Curse" in the bible.