30 December, Holy Family

December 29, 2012 at 15:07 Leave a comment


Some thoughts on the Feast of the Holy Family and current events. Recently in one of his first tweets, Pope Benedict said the way to live the current year of Faith in our own lives is “By speaking with Jesus in prayer, listening to what he tells you in the Gospel and looking for him in those in need”. This might suggest an insight into the Feast we celebrate today.

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There is no doubt that Mary and Joseph had a prayerful relationship with God. In the Annunciation Story the angel appears to Mary while she is in prayer and tells her she is to be the mother of Jesus. And Joseph, in a dream, gets the word that he is still to take Mary as his wife. Both of these stories tell Mary and Joseph to in effect disobey the current religious laws. Mary agrees to become pregnant even though she is not married and pregnancies outside of marriage are forbidden and disparaged by the religious law of the time. Joseph is told to take Mary as his wife even though religious law of the time demands that he put her aside.

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