We’re All in the Family

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

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

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The Holy Family, C

It is the family that sets humankind apart from all other living creatures. Who else has children they can call their own for longer than it takes to set them on their feet or on their way? Even the most “loving” animals — the vixen, the bear, the lioness — teach their cubs to make on their own and forget them. After the eagle has taught her eaglet to fly, she will see him no more. Calf, colt, grasshopper, dragonfly — all go their separate ways as soon as they can. Only man stands with his children from first to last — from birth to death. -1

Some of you may have noticed a statistic which indicates that more twins are being born today. When a teacher mentioned this to her third-grade class, one of the pupils said, “I guess more twins are being born because children are afraid to come into this world alone.” That’s true! It’s perfectly natural for little children to be…

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