The Flight into Egypt - Eugène-Alexis Girardet

Painting showing Mary on donkey carrying Jesus and Joseph alongside with pyramids in background

Geoff Wheaton SJ invites us to reflect on this story from Christ's infancy, the story from Matthew 2: 13-14 when Joseph took Mary and Jesus to Egypt in flight from Herod's men. Mary and Joseph understand totally what it means to flee in order to save life. 

When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt. 

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