Holy family a model of humility, obedience

Roots of Faith

 We may view the participants of the Nativity story with awe because of their prominence in salvation history, but they were common people just like us. Still, they teach us important lessons in righteous living.
One would think that Mary would brag about her status as Mother of the Year or expect special favors for the special baby she carried.
Instead, she refers to herself as a “handmaid” of God (Luke 1:38, 48a). A handmaid was a servant who served her master without question or hesitati...

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