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Monday, December 28, 2015

The Holy Innocents

If the three Kings had not followed the star, perhaps we would not have had the Holy Innocents - those boy babies that Herod ordered killed after the Kings or Magi had been told by an angel to go back home another way. They had left all to follow a star and they had found the Christ child and now were on their way home. However, Herod was fearful that this new born babe would be a threat to him and so ordered the soldiers to kill all the boy babies. It made the Holy Family suffer the plight of so many refugees today. What must it have been for them to leave in the middle of the night and flee to Egypt? Of course, we do not know how true the stories of the infancy are, but I have lived with them since early childhood and find truth in them.

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