Happy Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth
When they had fulfilled all of the prescriptions of the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their town of Nazareth. The Child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom and favor of God was upon Him. Luke 2:39-40
We are still celebrating Christmas Day! On this Christmas Day, 27 December 2020, we meditate on the Holy Family of Nazareth. This Jewish Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, is the role model for the Christian Family. There are many things that we can take from this Family and use in the way that we live.
First, They were faithful to the Divine Word. They did all that they were required to do to live faithful lives.
Second, Mary and Joseph provided a home that was safe so that their Son would grown in strength and wisdom.
Finally, Mary and Joseph probably did not understand all the things that Jesus was doing and saying, but they had total trust in love. Jesus, on His part, was obedient to them.
This year, 2020, has been challenging but the example of the Holy Family will show us how to deal with whatever comes our way.