brother will hand over brother to death

December 26, 2019 3:00 am

“Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved.” (MT 10: 21-22) 

It looks like somebody in the Vatican, who was responsible for planning readings and feasts, forgot that we have Christmas when we are united with our families, when we can see our siblings and parents, and when we can enjoy time together. Instead of making our idealistic vision for family life, we need to remember that Our Lord died for us and Christmas leads us not only to Good Friday, but also to Easter. We remember that we can meet difficulties, we can experience rejection and misunderstanding, but “whoever endures to the end will be saved”; it is good to consider that even our relatives have their limits, and when we are together, it is better to look for what unites us than dwell on what divides us. 

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD: the LORD is God and has given us light.” (Gospel Acclamation) 

Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak