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May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
In the Church – especially in worship – we use a language and words that are somewhat unique.
Words like “sanctification,” “justification,” “canticle,” and “sanctus.” They are words that have specific meanings and, while they can be used in everyday conversation, are usually reserved for use in the Church alone.
The Church uses unique language because we have a unique message and a unique mission!
Another one of those uniquely used words is “steadfastness.”
It is a rather older English word that came from “standing fast” and a related phrase “hold fast.”
In “hold fast” we can get to the heart of this word’s meaning.
In one of my favorite movies, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” one of the crewmen of the HMS Surprise has tattooed…
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