Today, we celebrate the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Just as the Holy Family is holy, we are also called to be holy. This holiness is achievable by living as disciples of Christ.
St. Paul calls us to put on “heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience… as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.” Let us “give thanks to God the Father” by being good stewards of His love and mercy to all our family members.
Today’s Gospel says a lot about trust and surrender to our Lord. When Simeon and Anna prophesized about what was to come, Jesus’ parents were “amazed at what was said about him.” We can imagine that two parents would be taken back by these words! Yet, the Holy Family surrendered their lives to God and had unwavering faith and trust in His plan.
God’s plan will fulfill our hearts more than we could have ever imagined. Like the Holy Family, we just need to trust, surrender and be attentive to God’s voice.
I also wanted to thank everyone who shared with me cards, gifts, and your prayers during this holy season of Christmas. I pray for all of you, daily. I look forward in seeing you in the New Year! Merry Christmas, and Happy Holy New Year. Peace.