Scripture Reflection The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
The Sunday after Christmas is always the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. We sometimes may think that the Holy Family lived above the fray of normal day to day living. But that would not be true. We can admit that the Holy Family was unique, but, nonetheless they had the normal responsibilities of any family. They had to provide food and shelter and clothing. They would have had to teach Jesus to pray, to offer guidance, and to set a good example.
Every family has it’s joys and sorrows. The goal for our celebration is not to be exactly like the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, but rather to know that we can turn to them for guidance and strength.