Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (C)
Gospel text Lk 2:41-52
Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom.
Today we see Jesus in the Temple, the "house" of his Father-God. He was already there at 40 days old, for the ritual of the Presentation. Now he returns as a boy, knowing what he is doing. In fact, he stayed there for three days, talking to the teachers of Israel, who were surprised because of his wisdom.
- Christ founded a new religion. But as a child he praised God with his parents' religion: the Jewish one.