A child of Israel Print

Sunday 30 December 2018: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family.  Image courtesy of pixabay.comHis parents found him in the temple, sitting among the learned men, listening to them

...Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are presented in this Gospel as a faithful Jewish family. They are participating in the annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, an event shared each year with family and friends. When Jesus is found, Luke describes him as seated in the Temple in the midst of the Jewish teachers. Although he is young, Jesus seems not to need teaching about his Jewish tradition. In his dialogue with these learned teachers, Jesus astounds them with his insight and understanding. Jesus is a child of Israel. His Father is God...

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