December 28, 2019

Holy Family - A (December 29, 2019)


Have you ever wondered why the Holy Family did not have it easier? After all, the parents were a couple trying to do what was right.  Even more, they were carrying out what God had asked of them.  And the child is the Son of God, Savior of humanity, King of kings…. 

What if they had lived in a royal palace and had everything their way? 

Then most of us would not relate to them.

On the contrary, they dealt with uncertainties, worries, anxieties, dangers, and suffering.  For sure, they also had moments of joy and excitement of family life, of having and raising a child.  The parents cared for each other and did all they could to protect their child.  These we can relate to.

Moreover, in the Incarnation, the Son of God lives in a human family.  Now, in our families we find God and holiness in its moments of joy, excitement, and love, with its uncertainties, worries, anxieties, dangers, and sufferings.

Thus, by living in a human family, the Incarnate Son of God makes holy all human families.  

Image source:  "Let Mom Rest" (Viral image)

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