Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010
Feast of the Holy Family—A
Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14
Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23
Grace builds on nature. Holiness emerges through the ordinary.
God coming among us in the person of Jesus means that we don’t have to stretch and strain toward the heavens. God is to be found in everyday life—especially within the family circle which radiates out from the center of our culture.
Our relationships with one another must be an expression of our relationship with God, particularly in the context of family life. The passage from Paul’s letter to the Colossians offers us a simple set of qualities we must adopt for daily living as God’s family:
Praise and worship of our God in all that we do or say.
The Holy Family is our model, and through Christ—fully human and fully divine—we have become part of it. Let us live as “God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,” each one of our days.