This New Year, Strive to Imitate The Holy Family
Feast of the Holy Family–2020
Today we celebrate the beautiful feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, came into the world and was born of a virgin, whose name was Mary. He was raised under the care of the just man, St. Joseph. In the home in Nazareth, He learned from Mary and Joseph how to love, to trust, to care, and to serve. And the three of them were united in a mutual love and respect.
As we come closer to the end of this year and the beginning of the next year, we face the reality that new trials and/or difficulties await us.
But, my brothers and sisters, each of us is a member of a family, whether by blood or by faith. For this reason, I would like to invite you to strive this upcoming year to imitate the Holy Family. I would like to encourage you to try to establish relationships with your family members and spiritual friends—relationships centered on God and founded on faith, trust, and loving service. In this way, when we find ourselves experiencing difficulties, helplessness and anxiety, we might be able to turn to our friends and family for support. We might be able to see in them the face of God who loves us.