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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Feast of the Holy Innocents

According to the story told of the coming of the Three Wise Men, King Herod was concerned about the possibility of a newborn King; he sent soldiers to kill all the young boy babies. An angel of the Lord warned Joseph in a dream and he obeyed, taking Mary and the Infant Jesus into Egypt.

This story is especially meaningful today when so many are fleeing their homes, their countries, to save their lives. Are we helping the thousands of refugees that come begging for our help? Our country is vast and yet we are not allowing many to come. Instead, we are even putting them in cages, separating children from parents, wives from husbands, and keeping many in concentration camp conditions. We need to pray much for the way we are treating these people. America is great because of the many immigrants welcomed before and we cannot close our borders but need to welcome the stranger as the Gospel tells us.

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