Continuing with some of Paul's instructions about good conduct and how to pray, Paul addresses women's clothing. Evidently this was an issue. Women were to "dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God" (1 Timothy 2:9-10).
Recently I read an article in the newspaper in which women claimed that "being modest" in the Bible didn't include dressing modestly. They must have forgotten Paul's words to Timothy. But today we don't look askance at women who braid their hair or wear jewelry. The type of clothing women wear today can be another matter altogether though.
Still I think the emphasis belongs on the good deeds that Paul mentions. If both men and women looked to clothe themselves in good deeds, how different the world would be.
For reflection: What good deeds can I do in the next day? the next week?
Let us pray. Jesus, you saw all the people around you and their needs. You ignored and rejected no one. Help me to see the people around me and to respond to their needs.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.