Feast of the Holy Family

December 28, 2014



Below you will find a short reflection for today, the Feast of the Holy Family. We encourage you to share this reflection by forwarding this email to others who you think might appreciate it.


Feast of the Holy Family


Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-3 | Hebrews 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 | Luke 2:22-40


By Sr. Jamie T. Phelps, OP


"By faith..." (Hebrews 11, beginning of verses 8, 11, and 17)


Faith, not fear, should rule the lives of Christians. Most of the evil perpetrated by individuals and nations finds it roots in fear. Yet the history of God's relationship with Israel repeatedly demonstrates that faith conquers all. Abraham listened to God's counsel and lived a fruitful life of faith rather than an isolating, limiting life of fear.


Mary and Joseph belonged to an extended family of faith. Faithful to the tradition and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Mary and Joseph took Jesus to consecrate him to God....


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In Christ's peace,

Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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