On this last Sunday of the Year, 5 days after Christmas we honour the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. We commend our families to their care and pray for all who have been or is a part of our family, those still alive and those of whom we hope to have joined the great family of God in heaven.
We need the Holy Family now more than ever. When we look at them, we can learn what the true love is, what a vocation of husband and wife is, their commitment and dedication to God, to their Son Jesus and to each other. In the world where the definitions, values and principles change so quickly and confuse so many, we need to relate to something that is constant and true, something beautiful, attractive, and holy.
When we look at Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, at all their hardships and trials we realize that also we when faced with difficulties, we can win … we can win with the virus and other contemporary diseases that weaken us and our families, we can preserve our faith, and with the help of the Holy Family from Nazareth be holy and happy. Holiness is not a burden, but the gift that brings joy. Merry Christmas!