What language does God speak?" a man asked this question. He went to different different places to see what people thought would be the language of God.
"Ah, the language of God is that of power, like a king!" says a powerful politician. But the man was not contented.
He went to a military officer who said, "The language of God is that of strength, like a battalion!" But he was not contented with that either.
He continued to travel to different countries until he reached a poor village one, cold night. Only one bright star guided him towards a certain location, a stable. He went inside and behold, he saw a lady and a man beside her, and in front of them, a tiny baby wrapped in swaddling clothes.
The beautiful lady called the man by his first name who wondered, "How did you know my name?" The lady answered, "I know you even before and I know the question you seek to be answered. If you want to know the language of God. Then come closer."
The man, filled with awe and wonder, went closer till he stood before a tiny, helpless baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes. As he looked tenderly at the child, he felt warmth in his being and his heart was filled with joy.
The lady said,"Behold, how God speaks. He speaks the language of love."
Feast of the Holy Family
The parents hold the key to forming their children's personalities. The constant threats of divorce, separation and abuses alienate our children from growing up with trust and strength. Mary and Joseph were always there for Jesus.
photo: Immaculate Conception Parishes and Schools
Let us rid ourselves of any doubt as to Mary's role or downgrade her position before God. For she will always be a mother to us to lead us back to her Son, Jesus.
Photo: Boston Catholic Journal
Photo: Diocese of Springfield, Illinois