The “Letter to the Hebrews” that supplies us with our first readings for all this week is noteworthy for the way it keeps reminding us that Jesus, as well as being the unique Son of God, was also fully one of us. We see that in today’s reading.
“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.”
We cannot understand how he could be both God and man, but instead of knocking our heads over this great Mystery, we should thank God that it can be so,