United States Conference of Secular institutes


The Holy Innocents

Matthew 2:13-18

Herod destroys, Joseph protects, and the wise men adore. The slaying of the Holy Innocents just happened and those who experienced such a tragedy probably never knew why. These are the forgotten victims of Christmas. They died because they had the misfortune of being born in the same place and at roughly the same time as the Savior. Even amid the joy of the Christmas event, there are those who suffered. With every Christmas we observe, remember that there are those who experience suffering amid the joy.