I bought this papyrus painting in Cairo. I was studying it this morning, reflecting on the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt.
Imagine having to pack up hurriedly, not have the chance to say goodbye to your family and friends, to leave as quickly as you can to save your child’s life, your lives. To walk, ride a donkey, ask for help, hide from danger, travel far to another country to seek refuge. To have to learn their language and customs.
This was what the Holy Family had to do, and this is what current-day refugees have to do.
May the Holy Family bless these modern refugees and bless us too.
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