As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.

Passing the test

Native Americans have been in a losing battle for hundreds of years now. Only 2-3 people still speak Tuscarora, about 200 speak Oneida and less than 100 speak Seneca. The cultures and languages are dying. Even Navajo with the most numerous (about 120,000 speakers) is at risk. Even today’s English will someday become a lost language. The English we speak today is not the same language as our grandparents spoke and the English of Beowulf from about 1100 AD is almost unreadable to us. There is only one thing permanent, the language of faithfulness (Luke 4:1-13). The devil tried to trick Jesus into using language to obey him. But, Jesus did not want to obey the devil in anything. He passed the test. He conquered the devil even when almost physically depleted. Is our language faithful to God?

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