The letter to the Hebrews is coming to an end. After deploying the liturgical mystery of the unique sacrifice of Christ, she summons us to the cosmological mystery that flows from it: a man, “Jesus Christ, yesterday and today, is the same, he is so for eternity. The jubilee of the year 2000 celebrated this incredible horizon: Jesus Christ yesterday, today, forever. “For God himself said, ‘I will never let you go, never will I forsake you.’ Our time can expand in all directions, if it takes on the thickness and depth of faith, it is inevitably oriented towards Christ. The very one who died and rose again. The faith that runs through history tells us that he will return.
Yes, our faith, which comes from that central event of two millennia ago, when God became man, revives in each generation, in each moment, the presence of Christ. The interpellation that begins today’s passage is for today: “Brothers, let brotherly love remain! The cosmic transcendence of Christ is discovered in a daily implementation: “Do not forget hospitality (…) remember those who are in prison (…) remember those who are mistreated…” This fraternity lived in the present allows “some, without knowing it, to receive angels in their homes”. It now anticipates the encounter with Christ at the Last Judgment.