Categories: HomiliesPublished On: February 5th, 2021Tags: , 275 words8.3 min read

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Are you a faithful person? How do you know? Is it because you recite your prayers? Do you read the Bible? Attend Mass? What makes you a faithful person?

Hebrews gives us some insights today. It begins by talking about love. Matter of fact let love continue. Have you thought of your faith as an act of love, brotherly love?

When we think of being faithful, we go immediately to the things we do to be faithful. But this says we need to love our brother. And to carry it one step farther we are to extend to them hospitality. Another word that might surprise you as being faithful.

Another sense of being faithful is marriage. Marriage is to be honored. I explain to all married couples that once you are married your primary responsibility is to make sure your spouse gets to heaven. Yes, even before you. To me, this is exhibiting faithfulness to an extremely high degree.

But Hebrews continues with this thought of faithfulness. What is the greatest degree of faithfulness imaginable? It is when God says, “. . . I will never forsake you or abandon you.” God is always faithful. He has never broken His promise. He has always been there for you and when you need Him. How do we know that? “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” We grow in faithfulness as we grow in our relationship with Christ.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen