Things That Can Be Taken from Us… And Things Only We Can Give Away (Sat. April 3)

The word of the day is “cast .”  There are things that can be taken from us. There are things that only we can give up.  And there are things can neither be taken from us or given away.  Today, in our reading of Hebrews 10:32-38, the apostle urges us “Do not, cast away your confidence which has a great reward” (OSB Vs. 33).  This verse prompts us to reflect on the things that are in our control to keep, the things that require our endurance to preserve. In today’s reading, the apostle encourages his flock to persevere in endurance.  The Greek word derives from the idea of “remaining” or “persisting.”  Especially the term means to bear trials patiently (Strong’s…