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" "You must speak to Jesus, not only with your lips, but also with your heart; actually, on certain occasions, you should speak with only your heart." — St. Padre Pio

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Book Review - "Working Mother" by Erin McCole Cupp

We just spent time at the manger adoring and worshiping our Infant Savior.

Shortly, we will recoil in horror to recall that the Holy Family had to flee their homeland to thwart Herod’s murderous plot.

But how many of us have ever given any further thought to what life was like in Egypt or what we might learn from their exile in a foreign land? Probably, not too many of us.

Thankfully, Erin McCole Cupp paused, pondered and now presents, as the fruits of her contemplation, Working Mother, a challenging, fascinating, inspiring, and intriguing short fictional tale of what life as exiles in Egypt could have been like for Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

Drawing from her life-long study and her experiences as a Catholic, mother, spouse and Lay Dominican, and fueled by the gift of a creative imagination, Erin opens a window of carefully crafted words and images, through which we can better appreciate the humanity of the Holy Family - who, like us, survived the daily challenges and trials of earthly life not by their own devices but through the power and grace of God.

I highly recommend you get your copy of Working Mother. Let Erin take you to a place of encouragement, grace, and hope – one you can frequently revisit and ponder more deeply yourself.