Do you ever read in the Bible about sacrifices? In the Old Testament we read about how God’s people gave sacrifices to God. Lots of times, they would kill an animal, like a bull or a lamb, to show love and thanks to God. The priest in the temple would make these sacrifices, even every day.
Sometimes these sacrifices were even required because it was part of the Jewish law. We don’t do that anymore because things are different. God made things different when our Lord, Jesus Christ, came into the world. The epistle today tells us how things are different! The epistle says that Jesus “has no need…to offer sacrifices daily. He did this once for all when he offered up himself.” Jesus was His own sacrifice. The Bible tells us that Christ gave Himself as a sacrifice. He died on the Cross for us!
A Saint For Anything! St. Apollonia of Alexandria
What would you do if you needed help with your math homework? Well, you’d probably ask somebody who knew a lot about math. But what would you do if you needed help making a cake? You’d probably ask somebody who was good at making cakes, wouldn’t you?
Sometimes we need help with things that are more serious too—like if somebody you love is sick, or if you are going on a trip, or if want somebody to find a job. Did you know the saints listen to our prayers, and they want to help us with our problems? They understand our needs, because they lived here too! Now they are close to God and they ask Him to help us. We celebrate this great feastday on Wednesday, February 9th (OC: Feb. 22nd).