Every Wednesday during the Christmas season, we will post a reflection. We hope these reflections help you on your own journey during this time.
This weekís reflection is offered by Father Mark Lane, CFCA preacher.
“And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.” (Colossians 3:14)
A child causing parents anxiety is nothing new, and Jesusí role in this highly developed narrative is no exception.
His rather pious answer would seem somewhat impertinent if we were dealing with a straightforward recounting of an historical fact.
In todayís Gospel for the Feast of The Holy Family, Luke narrates this story to point to Jesusí uniqueness and to give content to the otherwise gapping lacuna that is the so-called lost-years of Jesusí life: the 30-year period from infancy to the beginning of his public ministry.
As with many conversations, it is not only what is said that is informative ó silence is important. Jesus matured in the obscurity of those lost 30 years. Read more