Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Holy Family

"Then he went down with them and came to
Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother
treasured all these things in her heart."
~Luke 2:51~

A few days after Christmas, we celebrate Joseph, Mary, and Jesus: the holy family. I would like my family to be holy, too, but I don't know. My family is so far from ideal; we are scattered, we are blended, and we are all such individuals.

But holiness is there: in mutual love, in moments of grace, in tenacious commitment, and in daily forgiveness.

I think that's holiness. Or at least it's a start.


Jesus, I pray for my family. May we grow in holiness
and mutual service, in imitation of your holy family.

from A Catholic Woman's Book of Days
By Amy Welborn

Thanks be to God!


  1. Yes, indeed. Amen. Prayers for you and your family for a blessed new year, GrandmaK!

  2. Amen!

  3. Whoops, I got my copying in a muddle! I've just subscribed to your feed.
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  4. Not to worry, Mike. I think I have done the same thing before...

  5. We do still have double deckers. I posted some on my video a few days ago. The really old fashioned route masters are very rarae now though.

  6. I believe holiness comes in many shapes and forms. To me it is whatever takes us closer to God.

    Happy 2008!

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  7. I'm sure you as family has much to be proud of
    though you're too modest to say so, Grandmak, and holiness takes many forms as Joy says in her comment.

    May God bless you and your family throughout the coming year.


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