Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Family Bible Study - Feast of The Holy Family

Gospel Passage
Matt. 2:13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a
dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain
there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14
Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, 15
and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been
spoken by the Lord through the prophet, “Out of Egypt I have called my son.” 19
When Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in
Egypt and said, 20 “Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of
Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.” 21 Then Joseph got up,
took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard
that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go
there. And after being warned in a dream, he went away to the district of Galilee. 23
There he made his home in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken
through the prophets might be fulfilled, “He will be called a Nazorean.”
Questions for discussion:
1. Why did Jesus, Mary and Joseph need to go to Egypt? Why was Herod trying to kill Jesus?

2. St. Joseph always did what God, through his angels, asked him to do. Do
you do what God wants, following his commandments and obeying the
parents he gave you?

3. This weekend is the feast of the Holy Family. Who is the Holy Family?
Every family is called to be holy. What could you do to make your family more holy, more like the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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