Resistance is fruitful
The bold statement that begins today’s first reading (Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15) reminds us that we can do much better in resisting sin.
In your struggle against sin
you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.
Rejection of temptation is a kind of martyrdom and is the path to infinite joys.
So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees.
Make straight paths for your feet,
that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed.
Strive for peace with everyone,
and for that holiness
without which no one will see the Lord.