Monday, December 31

When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, ‘Son, why have you done this to us?  Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.’  And he said to them, ‘Why were you looking for me?  Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’  But they did not understand what he said to them. 

He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.  And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.”


  • Imagine that situation. What would have been going on in you if you were the parent?
  • Accompany the Holy Family back home in Nazareth.
  • Imagine how life went with Jesus after that.


Heritage word—“We must always go on along the road where God has sent us.”

(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

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