Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Feast of the Holy Innocents

It was on Dec 29 and acknowledges the passage in Matthew when Herod killed all the male children under 2 in Bethlehem to try to rid himself of the King the Magi came to find.

Tomorrow's gospel lesson leaves out all mention of the slaughter of the Holy Innocents! I hate it when the lectionary folks leave out verses, so that's what I'll talk about in my homily tomorrow. The lesson as read sends Mary and Joseph and Jesus to Egypt and back for no good reason!!!

And the slaughter of innocent folks could never be more appropriate than in today's world. The planet is awash in the blood of the innocent, perhaps larger in scope than at any time. And we don't have clean hands--our bombs dropped on Isis have killed many innocent folks.

Is it too much to wish the world would come to it's senses and realize we are 'all in it together' on this fragile earth, our island home?

Probably that is too much to wish.

But that won't stop me for longing for it....

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