1st Sunday After Epiphany – Church Back Home – January 10, 2016

The Gospel reading for today is familiar to most of us, but how many people have really examined it for what it is trying to tell? At twelve, Jesus is probably considered a man by virtue of having completed his Bar Mitzvah and so this is his first visit to the Temple as an adult. But what is such a young man doing, occupying so many of the learned doctors in heavy discussion for three days?

The answer to this, including some speculation on my part, shows some insight into what might be coming for him.

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