I love how the lectionary uses the story of two parents who lost track of their son during a Passover Festival as the Gospel for this Feast of the Holy Family. It does reminds us never to equate ‘holy’ parents with ‘perfect’ parents! I also like the fact this feast day is celebrated so close to Christmas for it allows us to really look at how this God Emmanuel who is with and among us – has a direct connection to our daily life and our family.
What does that look like for you and your family? And how does a story of what took place on a battlefield some 100 years ago shed like on what should be happening at your table…in your home…within your ‘family church’?
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