Christmas, a Family Affair on earth and in Heaven
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.