Feast of the Holy Family Year A

Are you a dreamer? Do you daydream at all? Do you remember any of your dreams from your sleeping time? The Gospel for this feast presents the wonderful story of the angel of the Lord appearing to Joseph in a dream, warning him to take the newborn Jesus and Mary, his mother to safety in Egypt. (Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23).

There are clear echoes of the realities of life for so many today in this story. Dreaming is an important activity in life. Listening to the wisdom of our dreams is important too for maybe God is speaking to us through our dreams..

On this feast day, lets remember that God also works in our day through those who imagine and dream a better future for the forgotten ones – the homeless, the asylum seekers, the trafficked people and take action to support them in achieving their dreams.

As 2020 dawns in coming days, may we make sure we are among the dreamers for a more just future of our planet, our societies and our Church.

The following reflection by Veronica Lawson RSM is offered here to enrich your reflection on this feast: