Donít you know that I must be in my Fatherís house?

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Year C  -  The Holy Family

Donít you know that I must be in my Fatherís house?

Donít you know that I must be in my Fatherís house? Catholic Gospels - Matthew, Luke, Mark, John - Inspirations of the Holy Spirit Luke 2:41-52

41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the Passover,
42 And when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast,
43 And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not.
44 And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's journey, and sought him among their kinfolks and acquaintance.
45 And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him.
46 And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers.
48 And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: Son, why have you done this to us? behold your father and I have sought you sorrowing.
49 And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? did you not know, that I must be about my father's business?
50 And they understood not the word that he spoke to them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart.
52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men.

Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Holy Family - Donít you know that I must be in my Fatherís house? My Mother Mary, and Joseph, my foster father, experienced my absence during three days, something symbolic about the three days that would happen after my death and also about the separation from God that every human being experiences.

Their joy was great when they found me in the Temple and I asked them why they were looking for me, didnít they know that that I had to be in the House of my Father?

My coming into the world was to build the temple of God, I, in my physical presence as the Temple of His Holy Word and Divinity, the one that would be destroyed but also rebuilt in three days with my resurrection; and every human being who is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who was sent to the world after my death to be the counsellor, the guide, the paraclete, the consoler, the light of the conscience that calls every soul to know God.

Everyone who listens to my voice receives a call to holiness. I am the way to the perfection that God expects, thatís why I invite the soul to recollection, prayer, meditation and prayer, so that by these means he may enter in the interior temple where God listens and speaks, where a dialogue is established with the Creator who is always ready to welcome his children.

It is through these visitations to the altar of the interior temple, that the soul receives my blessings and my light; it is there that the Holy Spirit grants his gifts. It is there that I am always doing the work of my Father, who has sent me to raise this humanity from dust and darkness to light, from sin to grace, from the ailments and fragilities of human life to the glory and joy prepared for eternal life.

Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary

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