Feast of the Holy Innocents
When the days were darkened by the evil of King Herod, Mary and Joseph committed themselves to the protective care of their child. Their focus was not on the evil of King Herod but on the love of God.
There are “King Herods” in our society today: drugs, alcohol, all kinds of addictions that are waiting to eat away at the fabric of our children. Our attention must be given to our children, and we need a strong faith in God as Mary and Joseph.
A child is an acid test of our unselfishness. They are our responsibility, and they are our inspiration and hope.