Sunday 30 December 2018

About Today Readings

Christmas Week: Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28. Psalm 83(84):2-3, 5-6, 9-10. 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24. Luke 2:41-52.

How happy they who dwell in your house, O Lord – Psalm 83(84):2-3, 5-6, 9-10.
‘See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called the children of God.’

Indeed, what love. But what calling too. Not a calling to serve blindly, not a calling to be subdued as a slave, but a calling to be sons and daughters. A calling to let love, not fear or duty, be our strength and reason to strive for the Father’s way. A love like that of the Holy Family: patient through doubts and fears, understanding through reproaches, steadfast in adversity. A love that would not abandon the cross, that rejoiced in resurrection, a love that trusted. The love of a family.

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