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When the magi had departed, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said,
“Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt,
and stay there until I tell you.
Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.”
Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by night
and departed for Egypt.
He stayed there until the death of Herod,
that what the Lord had said through the prophet might be fulfilled,
Out of Egypt I called my son.

When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the magi,
he became furious.
He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity
two years old and under,
in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi.
Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet:

A voice was heard in Ramah,
sobbing and loud lamentation;
Rachel weeping for her children,
and she would not be consoled,
since they were no more.
Mt 2:13-18

I wonder sometimes in my own life if there were times that angels were trying to tell me something and I missed the message. I am pretty sure that if I had a vision like Joseph, I would have done the same thing. I know how protective I am of my children and if there is something that I needed to do for them, I would make sure it got done.

Today, I am going to try to hear for the voices of angels. I want to make sure that I do not miss a message telling me to do something.

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