This week's readings will begin the letter to the Hebrews. Hebrews was written to encourage a people who were wrestling with the question, "Is Christ worth the sufferings we are facing?" The author's answer is an emphatic "Yes!" and he expends much of the letter expounding on the supremacy of Christ over all things. Christians today may wrestle with the same question, given the darkening society we live in, but the answer is still the same: Christ is superior to all things!