Daily Scripture Reflection

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, to Timothy my true child in faith: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me trustworthy in appointing me to the ministry.  I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and an arrogant man, but I have been mercifully treated because I acted out of ignorance in my unbelief.
I Timothy 1:1, 12-13