Well Said!

Meanwhile the Child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom, and God's favour was with him

Luke 2:40
Sirach 3:2-6,12-14; Psalms 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:22-40

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The Holy Family, B

In a funny kind of “lost in translation” moment, a little boy was riding in a shopping cart as his mother wheeled through the aisles in one of those fancy, gourmet grocery stores. As they headed down a row offering a seemingly endless variety of bottled waters, one in particular caught the little boy’s attention. His mom removed it from the shelf and just as quickly put it back. “Oh no, Frankie,” she said. “We aren’t buying that one. It’s five dollars for just this one bottle!” The little boy, now more curious persisted. “Why is it so much?” he asked. His mother took a closer look. “Well I see here that is comes from Whales” (the country). “Ewwwweeee!” the little boy screamed. “You mean people drink that?”

Speaking of “lost in translation,” in the movie of the same name the character Bob Harris, played by actor Bill Murray, says this about his experience of raising children:

“It gets a whole lot more complicated…

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