God has reconciled all things on earth and in heaven;
so we preach Christ to all the world.
New Testament Reading - Suffering for the gospel
8If you will stir up this inner power, you will never be afraid to tell others about our Lord or to let them know that I am your friend even though I am here in jail for Christ’s sake. You will be ready to suffer with me for the Lord, for he will give you strength in suffering.
9It is he who saved us and chose us for his holy work not because we deserved it but because that was his plan long before the world began — to show his love and kindness to us through Christ. 10And now he has made all of this plain to us by the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ, who broke the power of death and showed us the way of everlasting life through trusting him. 11And God has chosen me to be his missionary, to preach to the Gentiles and teach them.
12That is why I am suffering here in jail, and I am certainly not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to safely guard all that I have given him until the day of his return.. . . . . 2 Timothy 1:8-12
Praise to you, Jesus Christ our Saviour,
for the good which came from Tarore’s death;
for, led by a little child,
you brought the tribes to peace,
and by her testament you brought good news to the south.