Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Notes from the Hours: Jesus Christ is the Same

As we celebrate the feast of St. Dominic today, we read a selection from Hebrews 13 in Morning Prayer:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teaching.

Yes, Jesus Christ does not change. He is God, so He has always been, is now, and always will be a solid rock, a firm fortress, our protection and our strength when the world is falling down around us. We can count on Him to remain faithful, to love us even when we mess up, to continually pour His grace into open hearts.

So we need not be carried away by strange teaching, by the immoral temptations of the world, by the relativism that renounces truth, by the voices that deny the dignity of human life, by the naysayers who so loudly refuse to believe in God. We need not be confused or disturbed. Such teachings will always plague our broken world.

Our challenge is to stand on the unchanging Jesus Christ Who makes our faith firm and steadfast and to proclaim that faith to the world with confidence. It's not easy, but we're not alone, and we never will be because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen.

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