The commemoration of the Holy Innocents, the children murdered by Herod’s order according to the Gospel of Matthew, falls on December 28th. The coincidence of the date has not escaped the observation of many commentators on the decision of prosecutors and a grand jury not to indict police officers for the death in November 2014 of twelve-year-old Tamir Rice in a Cleveland park.
A selection of their Tweets:
The Rev. Wil Gafney blogged “The Slaughter of the Innocents: A Lament […]
we have the example of two entirely different families in this week’s gospel. The family of Jesus lives to love God and neighbor. The family of Herod wants all of life’s goodies and they will do anything to get them and keep them. Which family do we follow?