Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Hidden Life

 What does the hidden life of Jesus in Nazareth teach us?

In the course of his hidden life in Nazareth Jesus stayed in the silence of an ordinary existence. This allows us to enter into fellowship with him in the holiness to be found in a daily life marked by prayer, simplicity, work and family love. His obedience to Mary to Joseph, his foster father, is an image of his filial obedience to the Father. Mary and Joseph accepted with faith the mystery of Jesus even though they did not always understand it.
Further reading: CCC 533-534, 564

One of the things I find most striking about this bit of the Catechism is how everything, EVERYTHING is grounded in the living and love of one's family. It reminds me of the importance of what we as Plain Catholics are trying to do. Through prayer, simplicity, work and family love we're given a foundation that we share with Jesus. Amen!

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I enjoyed this post greatly. Thank you my friend.

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