Matthew 2: 1 – 23 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – By now Joseph was used to angels. And he needed their timely warnings more than ever. Jesus was barely a toddler and his trouble with the Roman Empire had begun. Jesus, the Savior of Humankind, becomes a refugee – forced from home by oppression and violence. We ask ourselves how we might usher in “more life” in the face of that which feels destructive. One last time in this series we hear the message “Do not be afraid” to get up and go – leaving those things that weigh us down and moving into the new year with new life.