The Holy Innocents
December 28, 2022
Feast of the Holy Innocents
Dear Family of Mary!
The Gospel today ends with this terrible event:
When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi. Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet: A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more. (Mt 2:16-18)
Herod wanted to destroy Jesus. And in his rage, he destroyed all the innocent children in and around Bethlehem. At the thought of it, we are silenced. For we know that Herod continues his rage up to this day, killing as many innocent babies in the womb as possible, in an attempt to kill Jesus once again.
But we also live in a time when Our Lady has come to be with us. She, the Mother, is with us to show us how to help Jesus to save the world from all the Herods. She is calling us to be like the Holy Innocents, in that we must become humble and small like them. Then we will be of some help to Jesus.
Our Lady has told us:
“Dear children; In this holy time of joyful expectation, God has chosen you little ones to realize His great intentions. My children, be humble. Through your humility, God, with His wisdom, will make of your souls a chosen home. You will illuminate it with good works and thus, with an open heart, you will welcome the birth of my Son in all of His generous love. Thank you dear children.” December 2, 2008
Through our humility, we will allow God to make of our souls a chosen home, and He will make our souls ready to welcome Jesus when He comes again. The Father needs us in our littleness and humility to make a home for His Son in this day. May we say “yes”!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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