Dad's First Reading

Shared by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019

Dad had had a huge heart and very charitable ... but he was also was a competitor in sports and life.  I remember him saying "We are all playing for the same finish line.  I am in the fourth quarter, playing for overtime".  For these reasons I believe the following passage my brother picked for dad is perfect.  Really hit home ...

2 Timothy 

You, however, be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for me to depart is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day—and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on his appearing.

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