Prayer of the Day
Feast of The Holy FamilyDecember 29th, 2013
What a nightmare for the Holy Family! They must leave their lovely familiar home and travel to a foreign pagan land. Just imagine it. How were they to travel ? No cars, buses, trains or planes. Just a donkey ! Did they fear Herod would send some soldiers to arrest them ? Would Joseph find a house and work in Egypt ? Trusting in God, they set out. This was a journey of faith.
Every family is a copy of the Holy Family. The family is the domestic Church in embryo. As the family is, so is the Church. That is where the faith is taught and practised. The home ought to be a place of mutual love and respect. That love is the sign of God’s presence. Faith begins here and grows to maturity. The Rosary priest Fr. Peyton once famously said; “The family that prays together stays together.”