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Feast of the Holy Family 2012

December 30, 2012

A HOLY FAMILY TODAY

Too often, I think we idealize Joseph and Mary as the ideal parents and Jesus as the ideal child – even if we know in our mind, they were not.  We literally, put them on pedestals, which is good – but we need to understand why.

Today we celebrate the feast of the holy family, which is not the same as the ideal or good family.

But the bible does not tell us that Mary and Joseph were good parents – it simply never comments on the matter.  Nor does the bible comment that Jesus was a well-behaved child.  What the bible says is that they were holy.  So what does that mean?

CLICK HERE  for the readings for Feast of the Holy Family: (Sirach 3:2-6,12-14; Psalm 128; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52)

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