Ss Joachim and Anne
Exodus 32: 15-24, 30-34. Give thanks to the Lord for He is good – Ps 105 (106): 19-23. Matthew 13: 31-35.
Our grandparents’ gardens
Moses asks forgiveness from his compatriots, and while angry at their actions, he is so attached to them that God’s inability to forgive them might as well amount to being “wiped out”.
Many of us know the feeling of having a grandparent ready to be obliterated in the service and protection of a grandchild. Our grandparents so often impart wisdom and a mature but accomplished awareness of the ways of the world. Usually smarter than we think.
Often it is the grandparents who plant and lovingly care for mustard seeds. Knowing that they will not see the abundance of this growth; Grandparents’ loving care is an act of great hope.
Then, now, it is a gift to look at the grandparents of Jesus, whom we know as Joachim and Anne. What could they have planted for their grandson? What hope could he have given them?
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