St. Joseph leads the Christ Child and the Blessed Virgin Mary back to Israel after Herod dies. Fr. Oldfield considers the Incarnation from the human perspective of growth and maturation. The Lord calls all Christians to holiness and an abiding faith in the Son, the Word Made Flesh.
Old Testament: Micah 4:1–5 & 5:2–4
For the Epistle: Isaiah 61:1-3
Gospel: St. Matthew 2:19-23