Sir 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5; Col 3:12-21; Lk 2:41-52
This brings us to our Gospel today of being lost and found. Jesus stays behind in the Temple and Mary and Joseph are seeking Him for three days. This is not as much about direction as it is about knowing. Jesus’ response to Mary, “Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s House?” Our HPS is the reminder for what we should be about, and that is knowing where we should be. That is the location necessary to be about doing God’s business. Do you know your HPS?
Br. Richard Contino, O.S.F.