CHRISTMAS 2013: Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 29

Sorry, I did not have a Sunday Reflection this week. Things have been crazy at work. Here is a short but excellent reflection courtesy of Pax Christi USA. Hope everyone is having a great Christmas Season.

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by Megan McKenna

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 | Colossians 3:12-21 | Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23

“Who are we drawing into the circle of God?”

For us, just days after the child is born, danger appears. Oh, the book of Sirach seeks with folk wisdom in the culture of the Jewish family to teach what the commandment “Honor your father and mother” looks like in practice. Do not grieve your parents. Care for them in their old age, be considerate of them, even if their minds fail, revere them. But this is the old way, with this respect limited to blood ties. Now the family has extended out into time and space.

Paul reminds us that we are all now God’s chosen ones and we are to care for all and love each other with “heartfelt mercy, kindness, humility, meekness (nonviolence) and patience, bearing with one another, forgiving as God has forgiven us…

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About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog ( explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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3 Responses to CHRISTMAS 2013: Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, Dec. 29

  1. I hope you are able to enjoy some time for yourself.
    Happy New Year.
    ~ Eric

  2. Life can get hectic at this time of year. I look forward to reading and reflecting on your posts in the New Year.
    May your life be blessed.

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