Thursday, December 28, 2006

Holy Innocents

The homilist this morning, a Paulist Father, shared some phenomenal insights into today's feast. Among other things, he commented that Herod's action shows how "focused" evil is: Evil is not distracted from its goal, but calculates what it takes and carries it out, no matter what. But this feast also tells us that God knew he was coming into a violent world. He knew what to expect, and he freely took it on "for us and our salvation."

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