Sunday readings reflection: Three days without Jesus

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
December 26, 2021

Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 or 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28
Psalm 128:1-5 or Psalm 84:2-3, 5-6, 9-10
Colossians 3:12-21 or 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24
Luke 2:41-52

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122621.cfm

“After three days they found him in the temple.”
-Luke 2:46

Today’s Gospel story from Luke tells the story of when Jesus became separated from his parents in Jerusalem after the celebration of the Passover. As a parent recalling when my children were young, I can identify with their terror in not finding their young son and their mix of shock and joy in finding him after three days. As my children are now grown, I can also identify with the terror of losing their adult son to a painful, tortuous death after the celebration of the Passover, and then the mix of shock and joy in finding him again after three days.

I pray we all find Christ, whether after three days or at any other point in our own journey. Amen

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