Christmas is over and we’ve just finished celebrating Jesus’ birth. Now, rather than dwelling upon the idyllic imagery of the nativity, we are invited to move forward as we realize that the baby Jesus didn’t stay long in that manger. An angel warned Mary and Joseph to take his family into Egypt while Herod, the evil king of Israel, plotted Jesus’ destruction. Herod’s paranoia got the best of him as he ordered the children around Bethlehem killed in his attempt to eradicate Jesus. Such vile brutality is regrettably unsurprising. Rulers past and present often grasp power at any cost, and innocents are murdered in aRead More →