This Sunday is known as the Holy Family
Sunday, also as the Holy Name of Jesus
Sunday (the presentation and naming of Jesus). It allows us a brief look into the Lord Jesus' infancy and family life.
Very little is Biblically reported to us about his infancy life, yet we know that our Lord lived a full human and family life with a father and a mother.
If we could reflect on one or two aspects of
this Sunday and its readings, I would suggest family and community life as an important vessel of the covenant between us and God. The Lord Jesus did not act alone; He belonged and depended on a family, a Community and a culture. True God and true Man He was.