“Run Mary, Run!”


Humor of the Day:

 Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case.

 

Today’s Meditation:

The Flight into Egypt, 2nd Sorrow of Mary – Joseph was told by the angel to flee.

Matthew (2:13-23)

Joseph, Mary, and the Child Jesus had to flee because of what might happen to Jesus.   They were forced to flee into Egypt.

 

The Wise Men told the Holy Family that their son’s life was in danger.  That King Herod wanted to kill Jesus out of jealousy.  And that they had to escape to another country to protect the ‘King of the Jews.’

They left for Egypt, and stayed there for three years.  I once wondered what they did to survive.  Joseph had his trade, and they did have that gold given to them by the magi after all.  But, to leave your country, your town, and your home, had to be sorrowful, fearful, and challenging.  No friends; strange foods and customs.  Exiled because you gave birth!  How wrong and heart-breaking. 

“And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!”

Mary, you went on a journey to save Jesus.  I pray you are with me on my faith journey of being saved by Jesus.  Amen.

 

Pax et Bonum

Dan Halley, SFO

*****

Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) Rule #19 :

Mindful that they are bearers of peace which must be built up unceasingly, they should seek out ways of unity and fraternal harmony through dialogue, trusting in the presence of the divine seed in everyone and in the transforming power of love and pardon. Messengers of perfect joy in every circumstance, they should strive to bring joy and hope to others. Since they are immersed in the resurrection of Christ, which gives true meaning to Sister Death, let them serenely tend toward the ultimate encounter with the Father.

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