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 with the workshop, an assured living, and home . On the other hand, there is the Child, the Life. One has to decide! The greatness of the Holy Family is manifest in choosing Life . They accept the flight, the poverty, and exile into a foreign land. They accept all, because Life is what's important to them.
trans by dr k.e.