The Family is Here!

He then went down with them and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority

Luke 2:51
Sirach 3:2-6,12-14; Psalms 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:41-52

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The Holy Family, C

A married couple are sitting side-by-side on the living room couch, watching television. Their two children are occupied on the floor nearby — one wearing headphones, the other engrossed in a video game. Three picture frames hang on the wall above…

In the first frame is a picture of a football player with the world “HERO” spelled out on his helmet. The picture is entitled “Professional Sports.”

The second frame shows a man with sparkling white teeth, glaring out from a TV screen. This picture is entitled “TELEVISION.”

In the third frame, just two words appear, in big letters: “Buy More.” This frame is entitled “COMMERCIALISM.”

The cartoonist shows the wife asking her husband, “Whatever happened to our family values in this country?” To which the husband, in an obvious reference to the frames overhead, replies, “Those ARE our family values in this country.”

As much as we hate to admit it, the cartoonist has depicted at least one aspect of a modern-day…

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