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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/011415.cfm
Since the children share in blood and Flesh, Jesus likewise shared in them, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the Devil, and free those who through fear of death had been subject to slavery all their life. Surely he did not help angels but rather the descendants of Abraham; therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God to expiate the sins of the people. Because he himself was tested through what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.
I like this statement “Surely he did not help angels but rather the descendants of Abraham;” because it tells us that Jesus came for us, He did not come to save the perfect people, the ones who have nothing wrong. He came to save the sinners, we the people that do wrong and crave His presence. He sacrificed His life so that we do not have to sacrifice ours. His love paid the price, He understands what pain and sorrow are. He wants to help you with yours. Come to Him, he awaits you with open arms.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for the love and tenderness that you share with me. The forgiveness that brought me home to your loving arms. The joy that only your healing can bring. I give praise in Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
The Lord remembers his covenant forever, Alleluia.