The angel speaks :“Arise take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt.” (Matthew 2,13-14). Saint Joseph and Mary have to make a decision. On the one hand there is Nazareth , the workshop , a secure existence , the house, the home . On the other hand there is the Child , the Life . One has to decide ! The greatness of the Holy Family is that they decided by choosing Life . They accept the flight , the poverty , the exile into a foreign land . They accept everything because Life is , what matters to them most.
translated by dr k.e.