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For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me. —Matthew 25:35
The Holy Family had to flee to Egypt to escape the reach of Herod, who wanted to kill the child who threatened his reign. Jesus, Mary and Joseph are examples throughout history for all mankind, especially for large groups of Christians who have had to flee their lands, and those in stable countries who can welcome and help them.
This video invites us to follow and contemplate the poor carpenter, the newborn child and his mother, remembering that Christmas is about hospitality, shelter, love and charity.
Christmas is here, both then and now.
Mary and Joseph were not formal “refugees,” but it is worth recalling that they lived under an oppressive regime.
This video originally appeared on Aleteia’s Spanish edition.