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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Holy Innocents

This picture of the nativity makes it look rather homey. I am sure it was not that way and suspect the sheep did not just lie down an behave, even if the shepherds had brought them to the cave.

What we celebrate today are all the young innocents that were killed just because Herod was fearful of having someone born to be king of the Jews. I think of the suffering of all the mothers and families who lost an infant or toddler. The Innocents are honored today, and one thinks of the many who have lost their lives as martyrs since this first massacre. Have we the faith to die for Jesus?

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