Holy Innocents – Martyrs: Tuesday, 28th December, 2021

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Dear Friend in the Lord,

Evil that Destroys” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, King Herod murdered male children out of his fears and insecurities that the “Saviour-Child” would overthrow his throne.  However, his evil scheme failed.  Ponder on, “Evil may look ‘threatening’ externally,  but, only God is almighty and has triumphed over all evil and sin.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 2:13-16

After the wise men had left, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother with you, and escape into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, because Herod intends to search for the child and do away with him.’ So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt, where he stayed until Herod was dead. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: I called my son out of Egypt.

          Herod was furious on realising that he had been outwitted by the wise men, and in Bethlehem and its surrounding district he had all the male children killed who were two years old or under, reckoning by the date he had been careful to ask the wise men.