We get extra readings today in church. We even get extra readings in the Daily Offices of Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. Here is the Epistle reading for Morning Prayer, from the First Letter of Paul to Timothy:
Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, which he will bring about at the right time -- he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
And again I say, Amen.
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek