Sunday, January 3, 2010

Second Sunday after Christmas

The lectionary gives us a choice of three gospel readings for today. One of them is about the Holy Family's flight into Egypt. I want to offer these two simple sentences for your reflection:

The story of the flight to Egypt, of a poor couple and an infant escaping to another land, has given hope to millions of refugees the world over. It is possible that thousands of refugees have been given asylum and been resettled by churches because of the memory of the One who started his life as a refugee.

-- Katerina Whitley

Yes, the infant Jesus and his parents were immigrant refugees. They fled to another country in order to survive. Perhaps we could think about that in pondering our personal positions on immigration.

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