Feast of the Holy Family; Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

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Awhile back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospel readings. With Love and Gratitude, here is the Gospel of Luke 2: 41-52  LK 2:41-52

Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast
of Passover, 
and when he was twelve years old, 
they went up according to festival custom.
After they had completed its days, as they were returning, 
the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, 
but his parents did not know it.
Thinking that he was in the caravan,
they journeyed for a day
and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 
but not finding him,
they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
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.
When his parents saw him,
they were astonished, 
and his mother said to him, 
“Son, why have you done this to us?
Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.”
And he said to them,
“Why were you looking for me?
Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”
But they did not understand what he said to them.
He went down with them and came to Nazareth,
and was obedient to them; 
and his mother kept all these things in her heart.
And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor
before God and man.

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The Holy Family are holy examples of Love and God’s Goodness. Jesus was born as the Begotten Son of God, and walked in the Power of the Holy Spirit even before birth. Jesus, still obeying God’s Word by obeying His family’s wishes, was obedient to His Mother, Mary,  and Earth father, Joseph. Obeying their wishes was also an example of Familial Love, as well as the Love Jesus carried to be in God’s House, His Heavenly Father. By obeying his earth family, Jesus was also obeying His Heavenly Father’s Wishes. Jesus was born with Great Perfect Wisdom; Holy and Perfect he astonished even the scholars of the age, and even those today. Jesus was perfect in every way, even as a child and the Holy Family family are shining examples of God’s Chosen Love, which we all carry within each one of us.