For those who are looking for a sermon post for this week, I'm sorry but since I was out of town this past weekend visiting friends in Illinois, I don't have one to post. In the absence of a sermon, however, let me offer this thought:
"So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by our letter. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work and word." 2 Thessalonians 2: 15-17
There are times when our strengthen fails and our faith is challenged. It is in those times of weakness and doubt that we rely on our traditions, our liturgy and on the Word of God. Stand firm! Hold fast! Through God's mercy and grace we can endure all the assaults and snares of the devil.