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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Worthless sacrifices

Today’s first reading (Hebrews 10:1-10) speaks of how worthless the sacrifices of the old covenant were: they may have had temporary utility, but no eternal effect.

Only the offering by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is eternally effective: only his sacrifice.

Most of us undertake sacrifices of some sort in our lives, striving for particular earthly goals that we may or may not attain.

Today’s first reading reminds us that only Christ’s sacrifice can give eternal worth to us and our sacrifices.

Only in Christ can we truly stand before God and say, “Behold, I come to do your will.”