Today in the gospel we meet Joseph escaping to Egypt to save his family.
Egypt is not any more Place of slavery now it becomes a shelter
So we too We can look on Egypt as a symbol of reality into which God invites me to come
In order to find shelter, consolation, strength
God invites every of us to find and build such Egypt’s
where we can find shelter for our families, children, for our faith, for our dignity, for our love, dreams, passions,
Place where we can preserve Jesus in us and around us
Spiritual castle, fortress,a safe place.
And do you know what I discovered ?
That In opposite to Joseph I don’t use Egypt at all in my life.
I don’t go there in time of danger
I’m too lazy. Too proud
I’m too often convinced that I can handle things on my own
That situation isn’t so bad to use special means against it
What is my Egypt like?
You will be surprise. It’s not a Las Vegas.
My Egypt Is a Rosary and prayer with Scripture.
I see it very clearly that whenever I go there situation changes,
I find strength against temptations, light in darkness,hope in despair.
What can be your Egypt?
Rosary, scripture, divine mercy chaplet, lectio divine
or maybe more often confession or daily Mass
Maybe praying together with your spouse or children
I really don’t know.
But I’m sure that God prepares for every of us such Egypt where we can find strength and shelter
And it can be the most obvious thing in the world
So that we already excused ourselves from using it
What to do? Join me in prayer: God help me to find Egypt in my life
and make me enough humble to use it and enjoy it
God help me to find Egypt in my life. Doesn’t Sound like a crazy prayer? Maybe
But what a power , what a treasure is hidden behind it