"What an awful story," she said. "Why would that story be in the Bible?"
Christmas | First Sunday after Christmas (Year A)
Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23
What troubles me about the holy family's flight to Egypt is that God, in Jesus, runs away.
I’ve always approached the slaughter of the innocents as a text that demands to be preached whether it’s in the lectionary year or not. Maybe that’s my privileged life talking there—that is, my life where all my children survived childhood without a serious threat. A life where weddings and baby showers are more frequent than funerals. A life where the stability of a home and regular meals were a given.