Friar Don Miller. OFM
I am a Franciscan priest. I spent my early years of ministry in New Mexico working among the Pueblo Native Americans and the Hispanics. In 1978 I began my years in academics working as a chaplain, faculty member, and administrator at various universities in the southwest and the midwest. I taught various course in theology, especially in my area of specialty which is moral theology. I have been the Vocation Director for the Province of Saint John the Baptist since 2003.
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And then it got better--and a Christmas Reflection

After the Friday adventure, my trip home yesterday was pretty uneventful. All I had to contend with was an hour delay leaving Dallas on the second leg of the trip and some cold. The weather here in Cincinnati had drastically changed since Friday. When I left it was 65 degrees. Last night it was 3 degrees.

You might remember that in the second last post (Stranded in KC) I mentioned a couple with two small boys. The eldest had just turned two and the younger was just barely sitting up on his own. I talked with the parents as the night wore on and was very impressed with their patience and care for the boys. The father is going to school and they were traveling home to be with family for Christmas.

Since meeting them, I have been thinking about the Holy Family and their travel. Traveling with small children is not easy and inevitably raises some anxiety in the hearts of parents. Will we be safe? How will the little ones handle the trip? Did we pack everything we will need? Etc. Watching the love this couple had for each other and the tender care they gave their boys filled me with appreciation for this family. What a neat thing to witness just a few days before Christmas. Let's pray for all families as we continue preparing for Christmas. May the Holy Family bless them with love and peace.


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