Today is the feast of the Holy Family. We may think that it is difficult to emulate the Holy Family. Perhaps we think that our own family life is no where near the ideal put before us in today’s feast. The Holy Family faced challenges. Mary pondered over what was happening in her life. What was God asking of her. Joseph was perplexed and had decided on what to do when God revealed to him what was happening. They had to make arrangements for accommodation because there was no room in the inn. Mary and Joseph had to flee from danger. Like all families they faced challenges. That is the good news for us and our families. If we too trust in God then all will be well. It won’t free us from challenges but it will help us to do the right thing.