1 Timothy 1:1–2 (ESV)
an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,
2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith:
mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Some people have thought that Timothy is Paul’s son, but that is not the case.
Not a blood relationship, but a spiritual relationship through faith. This is also how I can refer to others as my brothers… that is, brothers in Christ.
I pray: O Lord, those who believe are brothers and sisters in Christ. Help me to reach out and help all people, so that they too may become brothers and sisters in Christ… and to share in the forgiveness
of sins, salvation, and eternal life. Amen.