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Friday, June 18, 2004

A "studly" Mystery - Finding Jesus in the Temple

I'm speculating on a Mystery that I think would especially touch the heart of men: losing, then finding Jesus in the Temple. I know that I as a woman can meditate on this Mystery and review the pain of losing touch with Jesus in my life, the surprise of assuming Jesus is with you when He's not, the surety of being able to find Him in the sacraments, in Church.

But men have a natural protective and guarding instinct that I think would make them dwell on the terror Joseph and Mary must have felt. The searching, the feeling of loss of control, the threat of failed parenthood. Men don't even have to be parents to exercise this guardianship.

Is this indeed a "studly" Mystery?

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Rosalind said...

Roz screwed up the comment she meant to make. I'm going to take that as an encouragement to keep quiet.

Ah, the joys of technology.

Robert Duncan said...

I´ve been reading about this scene quite a bit lately. I still find it quite maternal, in that there is this exchange, where I can image Mary just can´t blv the reaction (besides the relief of finding her son...who just happens to be the Son of God - and she lost him!)

Still, I´ve been wondering why have we never heard of the reax from any of those learned men. Surely they must have thought this so strange...and even more so, I think there´s a novel here ... imagine a person after Christ on the Cross, coming out and saying "yes, I remember when he was 12 and spoke to us..."

 

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