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This past Sunday, Catholics celebrated the feast of the Holy Family. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are great role models for our modern families today.
In the gospel, we see how Joseph was under incredible stress to protect the child Jesus and his mother from harm intended by Herod. For their safety, the family traveled to Egypt, then to Israel and finally to Nazareth on a long and difficult journey. They got through it with love, understanding, and respect for one another. Most important, they got through it with trust in God and the direction He provided.
Some of us are fortunate enough to live in loving families. Some are faced with troubled family situations. The Holy Family calls all of us to trust in God.
How might we become more like the Holy Family? Let‘s try to live with heartfelt compassion, kindness, gentleness, patience and forgiveness for one another.