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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.


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?



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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