Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my paths.
One of the saddest things to happen these days in the Catholic Church is there is a lot of errors being promoted even by those who should know better. We have bishops and priests who preach error, one of them even expressed his disagreement with what Scripture teaches. This has caused a lot of confusion among the faithful. We can only guess why people will do such an evil thing, but this confusion has brought darkness into the Church.
This is why it is critical for Catholics to know the Word of God so we can discern the Truth of God in the midst of this confusion. God’s Word guides our feet so we can walk in the right path. This path is narrow that leads to the narrow gate.
Many today advocate for changing the teaching of the Church on moral issues. Their excuse is the Church teachings are outdated and needs to change. But God’s Word will not change because Jesus is God’s Word. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. God's Word is never outdated because God is not bound by time and space. No bishop or priest or theologian can change her teaching on faith and morals. Doing so is like changing the acceleration constant in the law of gravity which, if done, will cause disaster.
1 John 3:8 tells us, the Son of God appeared, so that he might eradicate the works of the devil. This is done, not by giving in to the whims of society, but in remaining steadfast in Jesus Christ, the Word of God who is the lamp to our feet to light our path. We cannot be timid or content in our faith. Instead, Catholics today must take the initiative to learn about their faith, from those faithful to the teaching of the Apostles.
We start a new year in a few months. Let it be our goal to start praying the Word of God daily, even for 5 minutes a day. By doing so, the Word of God will light our way towards knowing him.
May the Word of God lead us to eternal life.