We Are Family!

My Child, why have You done this to us? See how worried Your father and I have been, looking for You

Luke 2:48
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

There is a story about an Army sergeant’s transfer to a base where housing was at a premium. When the order arrived, the decision was made that the family should stay together …

Upon their arrival they checked into a motel and began to look everywhere in the immediate area for a place to live — a house or an apartment — with no success. The situation began to seem hopeless, but there was never a suggestion that the wife and children should return to the home they had moved from, halfway across the United States. They were a family and they were going to stay together, whatever the housing problem. Finally, after a few weeks of fruitless searching, the mother proposed a solution: “I spoke with the motel manager today,” she said, “and he told me that he has one large unit that has a kitchen. He’s willing to rent it to us. It’s small, but we’ll make it work. I arranged to help…

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