2 Timothy 1:1-6 MSG

1 I, Paul, am on special assignment for Christ, carrying out God's plan laid out in the Message of Life by Jesus.
2 I write this to you, Timothy, the son I love so much. All the best from our God and Christ be yours!
3 Every time I say your name in prayer - which is practically all the time - I thank God for you, the God I worship with my whole life in the tradition of my ancestors.
4 I miss you a lot, especially when I remember that last tearful good-bye, and I look forward to a joy-packed reunion.
5 That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith - and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you!
6 And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed - keep that ablaze!