The Presentation of the Lord: 2nd Reading

Hebrews 2:14-18

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.