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An Instruction for All Time Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16

An Instruction for All Time

Mutual love is a command for all time, and it helps us especially when muddling through is the only way forward.

AT A GLANCE:

You might think some things never change — like measurements or weights, for example. A pound is a pound, an ounce is an ounce and a kilogram is a kilogram. Right? Wrong. Only months ago, the kilogram was redefined using a different standard. The referent is no longer a physical cylinder known as Le Grand K that’s stored in a vault outside Paris but, rather, the Planck constant, an unvarying and infinitesimal number at the heart of quantum physics. Is there anything that’s not subject to change?

 

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s Old Testament text, see “Staying Hydrated,” August 28, 2016.

 

For an alternative idea pertaining to Luke 14:1, 7-14, see “Soul Dysmorphia.”

 

Measurement may not sound like a topic needing a lot of study, but some scientists do exactly that, and those who do are called metrologists — from the Greek metron which means “measure.” Their work...

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