Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Holy Family
Father Hank talked about the Holy Family Sunday. Are we part of a holy family, of The Holy Family? There seem to be three requirements:
Obedience to God
Service to others
When I looked at our own family, I just smiled and gave thanks. Our family is pretty obedient to God. Oh yes, we could all do better on all of these virtues but I am humbly proud of my family. They are all obedient in their own way whether it is service to their church, their family, friends or neighbors. Our children and grand children all show mutual love. I am part of a very loving family.
All of my family serve others. Just one small example is the needy families we all brought gifts to for Christmas. Tears of joy were shed when these families saw what others had brought to them. It was a wonderful moment, just a tiny part of their needs but the love and obedience and service was there.
We celebrate Christmas through Epiphany which is always January 6, thus the 12 days of Christmas. Easter will be coming fast. Today is the last day of 2013.
Was it a good year for you? It was a very good year for our holy family.