Saturday, December 25, 2010

Our family this Christmas

Feast of the Most Holy Family, cycle A, Reading: Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 

In order to commit ourselves to bring Christ into the world this Christmas we need to enter into his Family, God's family. We need to make God's family our own.

In order to do this, we need to recognize God as our Father.  Joseph became father to Jesus because God willed it so.  Joseph mirrored God's fatherhood.

We also need to live out the love that is God himself, the love that binds the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  It is the binding force of a family.

Finally, we need to connect the whole family till the next generations.  What we live out today is transmitted to the next.  That is why what we do to our parents comes back to us.

Pray to be a Christian family where Jesus dwells, like with Mary and Joseph.

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