In the footsteps of Jesus
What do you think Jesus thought about home and about the situation of people without shelter or anyone to care for them? In this space you can spend some time focusing on trying to follow Jesus through some Scripture passages which tell us something of his thoughts and ideas about home. There are also some questions for reflection as we try to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and imagine his own experiences.
You might also like to look at the passages of Scripture in the Blue section.
The Escape to Egypt
Matthew 2. 13-15
Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, ‘Out of Egypt I have called my son.’
- How do you think Mary and Joseph felt about having to leave their homeland for Egypt?
- Imagine you were Joseph, how would you feel about going back home?
- How does this story help us understand how refugees to our country feel?