Search This Blog

Friday, December 28, 2018

Feast of the Holy Innocents

I took this picture of the Oakwood Infant Jesus last year. I find this time of year joyful and want to return the love that Jesus has for each of us. The gesture of holding out his arms to be picked up and loved contrasts with the harsh reality of the slaying of all the boy infants two years old and under that Herod caused and those same babies are considered the holy innocents and we have this feast in their honor.
I often wonder about the sorrowing mothers and fathers who lost their sons. How hard it is to lose a child! 
God warned Joseph in a dream to take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt - they became refugees fleeing for their lives. I am glad there was no wall to keep them from entering Egypt. Once there, Joseph must have looked for work and felt rather helpless not knowing the language. Perhaps the gifts of the Magi allowed them to find a humble dwelling and buy food during the first part of their stay in Egypt. 
I am so concerned with what we are doing to those seeking refuge in the United States plus what we are doing to so many good Hispanics just because they have not had the money nor time to seek to be citizens. Many have received their work permits, but now we are arresting and deporting families who have been living and working peacefully here for years. It is all so wrong.

No comments: