“Families must be founded on the love that always regenerates relationships, opening up horizons of hope.” The Pope emphasized the importance in the family of prayer, affection, forgiveness, tenderness, and adherence to the will of God. “In this way,” he said, “the family opens itself to the joy that God gives to all those who know how to give joyfully.” Pope Francis on the feast of the Holy Family 2020
Some timely words from today’s scripture
From the Second Reading:
… And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Col 3
Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son. Alleluia, alleluia.
From the Gospel
… After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. Luke 2
Art work on main slider: Holy Family flight into Egypt, from Notre Dame cathedral Paris.