Sunday, 29th December, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Matthew 2:13–15,
19–23

 

Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord
appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother,
and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to
search for the child, to destroy him.” Then Joseph got up, took the child and
his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of
Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet,
“Out of Egypt I have called my son.” When Herod died, an angel of the Lord
suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the
child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking
the child’s life are dead.” Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother,
and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling
over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And after
being warned in a dream, he went away to the district of Galilee. There he made
his home in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the
prophets might be fulfilled, “He will be called a Nazorean.”

 

 

Reflection

 

May I be as caring of others as Joseph is?

 

In all the mess of my family life, can I stay
faithful to one another and bring up the Son of God, Jesus?