Guide to Goodness

Preparing Our Heart Series – The Octave of Christmas

Honoring the Holy Family

He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.  And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and favor before God and man.  

Luke 2:51-52

On this, the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas, we honor the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  In honoring them, we also honor all families, big or small.  And in honoring all families, we honor the family of God, the Church.  But most especially, we focus in on the hidden, day-to-day life of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

Lord, I offer myself to You this day and in doing so I offer You my family.  I offer every relationship, be it good or difficult, and I offer every challenge we face.  Please come and sanctify my family, making it holy in imitation of your family in Nazareth.  Jesus, I trust in You.

2 thoughts on “Preparing Our Heart Series – The Octave of Christmas”

  1. Dearest Cynthia, I pray your Christmas was wonderful and that you & Jim are well and enjoying this special time of year.

    I love the Advent calendar and cannot thank you enough! You’ve asked for input and it was difficult to read. The color of ink and background do well electronically but are difficult to read in the hard copy format…one reader’s perspective.

    Love to you both, Nan

    N A N D U H O N 713.306.2096


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