The Slaughter of the Innocents

I am mindful today that this is a part of the Advent story:
Matthew 2.16-18
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

“A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.”

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  1. I really appreciate this post and I am struck that it didn't occur to me, so thank you for reminding us of it.

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