In the pattern of Jesus’ growing is the pattern to which each of us is called. Even the irony that he first became lost before he experienced this first growing—even this has meaning for every Christian. We live at a time when it is easy to feel lost. Our time and world are daunting and even defeating. But that very lostness can be the prelude to our personal growing.
Christmas | First Sunday after Christmas (Year C)
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 (Psalm 148); Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52