Paul calls Timothy true dear son-in-faith;
calls himself worst sinner, yet true faithful
herald, apostle, teacher of Gentiles.
Calls God blessed and only king through all time,
immortal one, master of all rulers,
unseeable being ensconced in light.
Calls Jesus our hope, sole God-human link;
self-pouring one offering free life for all;
always patient instiller of insight.
Paul tells all Scripture’s vast God-breathed value
for all teachers, students, good-life seekers:
good deed playbook; all purpose power drink.
In contrast, tells money-love’s grave danger:
fast-growing rhizome, radix of evil.
Above all, Paul tells God’s all-creative
all life-giving goodness and God’s desire
for healing, peace, freedom, wisdom for all.