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“Your father and I have been very worried . . .” (Luke 2:48)

They were a young couple, past the glow of first birth, not yet grown into the knowledge that children become themselves.


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He was there in the temple, quizzing the elders with his questions, having already left home in his own way, surprised they could not see this was his work.

I wonder how many pericopes in Luke shouldn’t be there. :anguished:

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It is a bit startling, isn’t it? But I’m glad it’s there, along with so many other disturbing and revealing sayings and anecdotes. The Gospel writers knew their reality.

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