Friday, November 19, 2004 +

GS 014 Out of Egypt

After Herod dies the angel comes to Joseph and tells him in a dream, “Get up. Take the child and his mother out of Egypt and go back to Israel. They’re dead who wanted to kill the boy.” He gets ready to take Jesus and Mary back to Israel, but hearing that Herod’s son Archelaus rules Judea he’s afraid to return. So, being told in a dream, he skirts Judea, goes into Galilee, and settles in Nazareth: there his son grows strong and intelligent, a pleasure to God.