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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary
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December 30, 2019
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

And There
He Sat

Mary surely said, “Joseph, I think we should look for Jesus. He is probably talking with his friends as usual.” Little did she know.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Why I Believe in God

The existence of God proves itself true to the extent that we take it seriously and live our lives in face of it. Simply put, we’re happy and at peace to the exact extent that we risk, explicitly or implicitly, living lives of faith.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Tempted But Without Sin

Jesus thought that his mother understood his relation to God and his need to be in God’s temple learning at this time.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Holy Family

  “Why have you done this to us?” This is the question that must be impressed upon all those who disturb the unity of the human family.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

God's Call

What does the term “children of God” imply about God? St. John says we can have confidence in God and receive from him whatever we ask. What kinds of things do you ask for?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

who loved as his own what was not his

nor could ever be his

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