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Today’s Reading: Hebrews 2:11-18 Version NIV

With the world’s largest population, China almost accomplishes a miracle when they feed so many people. The desire of the rulers of that country is the diminishing of the population not the growth. Therefore, the society cared to instruct everyone in this government’s goal: that the spouses should not have more than one child. But in November 2013, after the Third Plenum Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, they announced the decision to relax the one-child policy. Under the new policy, families could have two children if one parent is an only child. There are entire cities in which a child does not have a brother or sister. In this case, there are no real brothers but brothers of the same race, the same people.

Likewise, people from different countries, that speak different languages, are brothers, as they are identified together by the human nature.

When Jesus took the form of man, he became our brother. He fully identified with us. He did not sin, even though he was tempted and suffered like everyone else. In Jesus, God became our brother. This offended the Jews and seemed crazy to other people. Those who always looked at the sky in search of a God; always attributed the brightness of lightning, the power of thunder, the mysteries of life and the universe, and could not imagine God as our human brother like us.

In your temptations and sufferings, you can count on Jesus. He is the closest of our brothers!

Ildefonso Torres