A Family Like Ours

Father Bob’s Holy Family homily

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The Gospel of the finding of Jesus in the Temple has a lot of resonance with me because of a similar event that happened to my family. It was our big trip to Washington, DC and on the way in our cabdriver gave us a tour of the city including the White House and then drove up Pennsylvania Avenue and dropped us off at the apartment where we were staying. When we woke the next morning, we could not find my brother John. We searched frantically for him.  Remember, there were no cell phones back then.  It turns out that John, who was around the age of Jesus in the Gospel story, got up before any of us, found Pennsylvania Avenue and decided to walk by himself to the White House.  Soon we saw my brother jauntily walking back after his adventure. Like Mary and Joseph, my…

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