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Run Time: 9:34.0 Gospel: Mt 2:13-15, 19-23.
God has chosen to administer Christ’s salvation through the action of the Church, not merely through the ordained, but through each one of the baptized. We are integral members of the Body of Christ – the Church. And He guarantees us the guidance of the Holy Spirit. And so every Christian is part of this Body, is called to carry out a particular and unrepeatable role in the plan of salvation, just like Mary and Joseph in today’s Gospel.
As St. Augustine put it: God created us without us, but He did not will to save us without us.