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My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been See

Luke 2:48
Sirach 3:2-7,12-14; Psalms 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:41-52

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The Holy Family, C

Worry never climbed a hill.

Worry never paid a bill.

Worry never dried a tear.

Worry never calmed a fear.

A pastor in Texas once wrote about a strange situation that occurred while he was vacationing with friends on a remote island in the Aegean Sea …

ìWe had to take an eight-hour ferryboat ride in choppy waters to get there. Then, the moment we set foot on the dock, we noticed a most curious sight. Everywhere we looked there were men nervously fingering strings of beads. ëworry beadsí they called them.

ìThere were old men fingering worry beads. There were, middle-aged men fumbling with worry beads, and young men fidgeting with worry beads. We saw them on the coast…

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