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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Hidden Life

Tradition has it that Jesus was a grown man before He left home to go to be baptized by John the Baptist. I love to think of all those years; Jesus grew up, learned to walk, talk, read, and pray. He made friends with other children; He learned how to help Mary and probably was a big help in drawing water from the well, but He also learned from Joseph. There was so much that He had to learn from experience and being with people. God did not think all those years could have been used to do something else; the hidden life has a tremendous value for all of us. It is the little things of every day done with love that make a difference in our lives. We need to reflect on this and try to learn to do all with Jesus and for Jesus and with joy. I love to think of Jesus playing and laughing with friends.

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