The Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2: Today's chapter moves quickly! It starts with the birth of Jesus and by the end of the chapter Jesus is 12 years old and teaching in the Temple! We actually don't know much about the childhood of Jesus. Was he a curious child? Was he rowdy? Was he athletic? Was he sociable? We don't know. This chapter of Luke gives us one of the few stories that we have of Jesus' childhood. We hear of him being taken to the Temple as a young child to be Purified and given to God as all first born male children were. We also hear the story of Jesus staying behind in Jerusalem to learn and teach at the Temple even though his parents we're aware of what he was doing. They had to come back and find him! Prayer: God, help us to honor our parents and those who acted as our parents in our lives. May we bless them as they have blessed us. Amen.